6 ways to make your office more healthy
With many of us working 39 hours a week, we spend an awful lot of time in the office.
With this in mind, it’s important you recognise the importance of creating a happier, healthier and more productive office space. After all, employee health and wellbeing should be a top priority in any working environment.
Here are our top 6 workplace health tips on how you make your office healthier.
If you spend a long time sitting at your desk, an ergonomic chair can help to support your spine, neck and other joints, eliminating pain and giving you the support and comfort you need to be productive throughout the day.
Ergonomic chairs are widely available and, thanks to significant advances in technology, they are now more supportive than ever before. Available in lots of different styles, colours and sizes, ergonomic chairs can also support your sit-to-stand movement.
DSE assessments are important in any working setting. Sitting in front of a computer for an extended period can lead to issues such as poor posture, back pain, neck pain and headaches. A DSE assessment can help to reduce the risks of these issues, by assessing key issues associated with working with display screen equipment, the importance of posture, and guidance on safe setup.
A standing desk
Sitting for long periods cannot only affect your health, circulation and mental wellbeing, it can also impact your productivity too. In recent years, an increasing number of employers are recognising the many benefits that come hand-in-hand with a standing desk, including:
- Boost productivity
- Lower the risk of weight gain in office environments
- Reduce aches and pains
- Reduce back pain
- Helps tone muscles and improve posture
- Help to lower your blood sugar levels.
Standing desks are available in a variety of different shapes, sizes and designs to meet your needs.
You may also like to read our article: Standing Desk Benefits
Lighting for your office is important in any workplace setting but especially if you work in front of a screen. Glare, shadows or intense brightness can lead to eye fatigue and headaches, reducing productivity.
Poor visibility in an office can also result in accidents, particularly if there are wires and equipment around. With this in mind, you should ensure that your office has the correct lighting for your employees’ physical and mental wellbeing.
Improve your office air quality
Making an effort to improve indoor air quality in your office space can have a number of health benefits, especially when it comes to preventing asthma flare-ups and allergy symptoms, as well as keeping germs at bay.
There are lots of ways that you can improve your office air quality including investing in an air-conditioning system, adding plants to your office, keeping your office clean, inspecting and cleaning any air ducts, maintaining a healthy level of humidity and replacing air filters regularly.
Plants in particular are great for improving air quality; as well as removing toxins from the air, they also convert the carbon dioxide we exhale into breathable oxygen.
Improve the acoustics
There are lots of benefits that come with improving the acoustics in your office space – helping to absorb excess noise, improving communication between teams, improving speech privacy and helping staff to concentrate better! A workforce that is happy and healthy is more likely to give more to your business. So, it’s certainly worthwhile taking thenecessary measures to create a healthy office.
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