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Fighting White Collar Weight Gain: Adding more movement to the workday can be a game changer

Read any research into the relationship between a sedentary job and health and a common theme will emerge. Office workers globally describe the difficulty in balancing a healthy lifestyle with a demanding, desk-based career. Surprised? Unlikely. Employers are well aware ...

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Frazzled workers want employers to invest in breakout spaces

Unhappy workers are imploring their employers to create office breakout spaces so they can eat lunch away from their desks and reset for the afternoon, according to new research. A survey of over 1,000 UK office workers’ carried out by ...

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Leading by example

What does it take for a workplace to achieve WELL certification? Strong design principles based around health and wellbeing, as Hilson Moran’s new Manchester office demonstrates Engineering and sustainability consultancy Hilson Moran has created an exemplar office environment at its Manchester office, ...

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How to make your office more appealing to millennials

It’s no secret that the millennial generation has had a profound impact on society and our office environments are definitely no exception. In fact, the office space may have seen one of the biggest transformations in recent years due to ...

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Step Up

Technology has been instrumental in many advances in the health sector, such as improved data and analysis. However, widespread use of technology, and the resulting sedentary lifestyle, has also begun to create severe health problems. Sitting for too long (more ...

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Changing lives for the better through FM

Joanna Harris, FRICS, has recently been appointed as a Controls and Project Engineer at healthcare giant Eli Lilly UK, where she is responsible for the governance of the control systems used on site, along with delivery of major FM projects ...

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All is well

Landsec’s new HQ office takes a multi-pronged approach to promoting staff wellbeing, from facilitating active working to providing healthy food that people want to eat When property company Landsec relocated its head office to one of its best-known developments, Cardinal ...

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A third of UK employers invest in ‘cool’ office features to boost staff morale and productivity

One in three employers have invested in their workspace with the aim of boosting staff morale and enhancing productivity, according to a new study by totaljobs. The research highlights the importance of providing facilities such as showers and bike storage, ...

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Health and wellbeing in the workplace

A recent report from the British Council for Offices (BCO) focuses on Health and Wellbeing measurement and certification in the built environment and argues the business case for creating a healthy environment. But what exactly defines wellbeing, and what kind ...

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Light performance

Future Designs conducted an experiment to find out how light affects our mood and work performance. Here are the results From 10am on Tuesday 19 June until 10am on Wednesday 20 June, lighting expert Future Designs performed an experiment to ...

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