Fitneff advocates that the human body is meant to move but often today’s office environment keeps employees sedentary. And prolonged sitting, which is a sedentary behaviour, actually decreases workplace productivity and even morale which comes at a high cost to employers. And so we strongly suggest rethinking work habits, and encourage companies to incorporate movement into the workday supporting for example, productivity, boosting mental agility and leading to great overall returns (Source1).
"The Health of your employee has a direct correlation to the health of your company. Is the cost of an unhealthy workplace affordable? The answer is no, it is not affordable".
Forbes: "Treadmill Desks Boost Productivity"
PLoS Ons: "Treadmill Workstations: The Effects of Walking while Working on Physical Activity and Work Performance"
Fast Company: "Everything Science knows about Standing Desks"
Science Direct: "A systematic review of standing and treadmill desks in the workplace"
Since Direct: "The delayed effect of treadmill desk usage on recall and attention"
Journal of Experimental Psychology: "Give your ideas some legs: The positive effect of walking on creative thinking."
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Summer is on its way out, and the delightfully chilly fall season is already stepping through the door. With the drop in temperature and the changing colour of the trees, it’s incredibly tempting to stay indoors where it’s warm and smells like apple cider, pumpkin pie and ginger spice.
But this beautiful and bountiful season has so much to offer in terms of keeping active! Take advantage of the gorgeous weather and keep active this fall season with one of the eight suggestions here.
It’s hard to believe that we are already in October - this year seems to be flying by! Life moves so fast, sometimes we forget to slow down and enjoy what we have. With Thanksgiving coming up this weekend, it's the perfect time to take a moment to reflect on all the things we have to be thankful for and count our blessings.
Here's a list of 30 things to be thankful for this year!
Would you say that the office space you work in is fairly traditional?
Most office workers conduct their business in a space that is quite traditional and simple, meaning that it is filled with conventional office furniture. A stationary desk. A regular office chair. Perhaps a couple of whiteboards.
While this setup is fairly standard, it also doesn’t offer a lot of flexibility and can be (quite frankly) a tad boring. The Solo Workstations by Swiftspace, on the other hand, bring versatility and excitement to the office as a fully foldable, portable workstation. On today’s blog, we look at five benefits that a Swiftspace office has over a traditional one.