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Creativity, Functionality, and Cradle to Cradle

Creativity, Functionality, and Cradle to Cradle | Healthy Workplaces | Scoop.it

Cradle to Cradle® models itself on the living environment, where materials are constantly being transformed without losing their capacity as nutrients.

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Danger in the Microwave: Germs At Work And How To Avoid Them - Forbes

You probably think a microwave door handle must be cleaner than the toilet seat in your office. In fact, most people believe the restroom is the epicenter of germs in the office—and it turns out, most are wrong.
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Is It Possible To Walk And Work At The Same Time?

Is It Possible To Walk And Work At The Same Time? | Healthy Workplaces | Scoop.it
Some experts recommend taking 10,000 steps a day for optimal health — a number that can be hard to get to on a busy day. Taking a work meeting to the sidewalk is one way to get more daily exercise. But how much walking do we really need?
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Treadmill Desk Puts the Work in Workout

Treadmill Desk Puts the Work in Workout | Healthy Workplaces | Scoop.it

In the age of e-mail, a treadmill desk makes a daffy kind of sense.

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Why It's So Important to Keep Moving

Why It's So Important to Keep Moving | Healthy Workplaces | Scoop.it

Scientists are coming to learn how staying active helps stave off illness.

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How to Be Happy at Work

How to Be Happy at Work | Healthy Workplaces | Scoop.it
If you're unhappy at work--or anywhere else, for that matter--it's because you've made yourself unhappy. There's an easy way to change that.
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Alternatives to Sitting in a Desk Chair All Day....

Alternatives to Sitting in a Desk Chair All Day.... | Healthy Workplaces | Scoop.it

Sitting all day long in a typical office chair can also cause long-term problems for the back and other joints. However, there are plenty of good alternatives available, including standing, more back-friendly sitting, and working out while working.

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Tackling the Dangers of Workplace Inactivity - Technology Review

Tackling the Dangers of Workplace Inactivity - Technology Review | Healthy Workplaces | Scoop.it
Researchers are using activity-monitoring technology to figure out how to keep employees healthier.
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How To Exercise While You Sit

How To Exercise While You Sit | Healthy Workplaces | Scoop.it
Whether you are a fighter pilot or a "desk jockey," sitting all day is very hard on the body, even with fancy or expensive chairs. Sitting contributes to collapsed posture and low energy levels -- conditions that are far too common today.
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Infographic: All That Sitting Will Kill Ya!

You may want to sit down for this. Then immediately stand back up and do a few laps.

A byproduct by our utter refusal to exercise, prolonged sitting has been reported as a severe health risk. Sitting while on that three-hour commute, lounging while listening to your iPod, reclining while streaming videos, allowing your Microsoft Kinect to gather dust, spending day-in, day-out hunched in front of your PC at work.
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Walk While You Work - Well+Being (washingtonian.com)

Walk While You Work - Well+Being (washingtonian.com) | Healthy Workplaces | Scoop.it
Washingtonians may have mastered the art of multitasking, but is a treadmill desk—combining work with a workout—going too far? Our writer takes one for a test drive.
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Prioritizing Wellness In The Workplace

Prioritizing Wellness In The Workplace | Healthy Workplaces | Scoop.it
Our health is in our own hands. If you’re high up in your company or in a position to lobby those who are, start making healthy changes in your workplace. If not, start by taking responsibility for your own wellness.
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Sitting All Day? Head-To-Toe Tips For A More Ergonomic Workstation

Sitting All Day? Head-To-Toe Tips For A More Ergonomic Workstation | Healthy Workplaces | Scoop.it
By now we're sure you know that sitting all day isn't doing your health any favors. Spending too much time seated at a desk has been linked to all sorts of negative health effects, like an increased risk of diabetes, cancer and, yes, even death.
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How to Deal With Workplace Stress

How to Deal With Workplace Stress | Healthy Workplaces | Scoop.it
From learning how you react to stress to taking a little me time, here’s three ways to manage workplace stress.
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Is a Flexible Workplace a Better Workplace?

Is a Flexible Workplace a Better Workplace? | Healthy Workplaces | Scoop.it
The workplace has become more flexible in recent years, but not always in ways that offer true rest and relaxation.
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Many Workers Trade Sitting While Working for Standing

Many Workers Trade Sitting While Working for Standing | Healthy Workplaces | Scoop.it
Jacquie Clermont’s desk job as a software tester for Liaison International in Watertown once left her cramped and sore.“I used to get up and I’d be bent over and I’d say ‘ouch, ouch,...

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Work it Out: Tips for Staying Fit at the Office

Work it Out: Tips for Staying Fit at the Office | Healthy Workplaces | Scoop.it

It’s tough to find time to work-out when working full-time and having a life outside work, but here are 6 easy tips to steal away a little time for physical fitness while at the office.

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The Danger at Our Desks - WORK - Gensler Blog

The Danger at Our Desks - WORK - Gensler Blog | Healthy Workplaces | Scoop.it

We’ve spent a lot of time on research and tools that help Gensler’s design teams create workplaces to support the way people work today. But what if the way people work today is slowly killing them? This is a developing conundrum facing Gensler and our clients, since the hazardous office activity in question is one we're likely engaged in right now: sitting at a desk, staring at a computer.

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Walker Yarbrough's curator insight, November 27, 2013 8:25 AM

An article from Gensler in 2011 but with predictions that are well under way today.

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Does Your Chair Have Your Back?

Does Your Chair Have Your Back? | Healthy Workplaces | Scoop.it

Most office workers spend more time in their chairs than any other piece of furniture except a bed. Armed with reams of ergonomic research, companies know a good chair goes far beyond good looks. Chairs, equipped with menus of features and names to match like Generation, Think and Leap, promise to make people more productive, too.

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How to Stay Fit at Work

How to Stay Fit at Work | Healthy Workplaces | Scoop.it
According to the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, people who spend more than six hours a day in a chair at work are 68 percent more likely to become overweight. Personal trainer Alycia Perrin shows you how to stay fit at your desk!
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Creating Workplaces for Wellbeing

Creating Workplaces for Wellbeing | Healthy Workplaces | Scoop.it
For employers all over the world, wellbeing is gaining attention fast as a business issue — for good reason. “Every person’s wellbeing is critical to achieving an organization’s goals and fulfilling its mission,” say Gallup researchers and authors Tom Rath and Jim Harter. “Every day in your organization, people don’t show up, don’t give their best effort, erode your productivity, and cost you millions of dollars because of poor mental and physical health.”

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Sitting Is Bad for You: What Can You Do About It at Work?

Sitting Is Bad for You: What Can You Do About It at Work? | Healthy Workplaces | Scoop.it
Recent studies suggest sitting for long periods of time is worse than you might think. Here are tips to help sedentary employees stay healthy.
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Employers Increased Wellness Incentives Last Year

Employers Increased Wellness Incentives Last Year | Healthy Workplaces | Scoop.it
Employers are spending more on gift cards, contributions to health savings accounts and other incentives to persuade workers to take part in health-improvement programs, a new survey finds.
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