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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Spring if finally upon us! With the opening of the windows and doors, along with sunshine and fresh air, we are greeted with so many new opportunities to get active that don’t seem so apparent during the winter months. Getting outdoors takes much less preparation and effort. Being outdoors is pleasant and easy (at least for those of us who prefer warmer weather). The benefits of being active in spring go beyond just feeling good and being healthy, and might not be what you expect. Let’s take a look.
I had the honour of speaking with Olive Myhre the day after her 105th birthday. Olive has lived through events that most of us only read about in history books, including two World Wars, the introduction of the automobile, the invention of the computer, and man’s first steps on the moon. I was able to learn about her life and her perspective on health and happiness. Here is our interview.