It is estimated that 1 in 4 of us will suffer from work-related stress over the course of our lifetime, working to tight deadlines or just trying to be seen to be working hard to impress the boss.
Getting fresh air and drinking plenty of water are well-known ways to support productivity that are often forgotten in a stressful day and many of us eat our lunch at our desks to try and save a little time or get ahead on a project. But these bad habits could be counter-productive in the long term.
In fact, everything in the office, from the lighting, the temperature and even the way you reach for the keyboard, can make a difference to your wellbeing and mental health. If you add them all up, your office could be a major health hazard. But the office does not need to be a place of suffering.
Did you know it’s important to rest your eyes every 20 minutes and ideally they should be 20-30 inches away from the monitor? Other tips include stretching every 30 minutes by leaving your chair and standing. Even just having a plant in the office has proven to lower blood pressure, increase employee productivity and improve reaction time by 12%.
Our infographic shows how you can turn any office into a place that actually improves your health and can boost your mood in all areas of your life. By making a few simple changes we could cut down on the millions of workdays that are lost every year due to the stress of work.