The start of a new year is the perfect time to get healthy and happy and encourage your workforce to do the same. Workplace wellness is being taken more seriously, and while you may not want to employ a Happiness Officer (yes, it’s a real job), it is worth considering the strategies you have in place.
Apples and bananas aren't often labelled in the 'exotic' or 'interesting' fruit categories. In fact, the last time I told someone they were my favourite fruits their reply was 'oh...' I was expecting to hear an 'oooh' instead so that was pretty disappointing.
Who ever knew how much disappointment two less 'o's could hold?
Snacking tips for work
Have you got a lot on your plate at work, and really want to crack down? What can make you more productive today? There has been a lot of contradicting research over whether eating snacks in-between meals is good for your work, or has negative side-effects for your health.
Let food be thy medicine, thy medicine shall be thy food - Hippocrates
Here we look at the different types of snacking and find out whether any of them will help you in your working day. So first of all, why do we snack?
Did you know that a study in 2014 found out that employees who work in an open-plan space took 70% more sick days than people who worked from home?
This is one of many studies that have been conducted recently that show the negative effects of open plan offices. This is alarming because 70% of offices in the US are open plan, and that number is uniform in the UK.
Whether or not open-plan offices are better than closed-space ones, the fact is that the layout of your office is probably there to stay.
"Lost time is never found again" – Benjamin Franklin
"The greatest gift you can give someone is time" – Anon
"My favourite things in life don't cost any money. It's really clear that the most precious resource we all have is time" – Steve Jobs
It is widely understood that time is the most import resource we all have. Some of us have more of it left than others, but we all have it and none of us have any to waste.
That’s why the biggest companies in the world have focussed on giving you more of it. Google saves you time by indexing the internet in one place. Apple’s new Watch saves you time by sending a notification to your wrist instead of into your pocket. And Uber saves you time by arranging your transport.
Depending on where you work, you could be losing 20 minutes of your day, every day. We want to share with you an insight to save it.