Mental health in the workplace – Investing in your employees

  Mental health in general, is a growing issue facing many adults. In the UK, 1 in 6.8 people experience mental health problems in the workplace.This is to say that the conditions of the workplace can contribute to the mental wellbeing of your employees. Their...

I am an ergonomist and I have a bad back

  Hello, my name is Kirsty. I'm an ergonomist and I have a bad back. Oh, the irony!!! On Monday this week I was casually walking down my stairs at home carrying a plate that I was bringing to the kitchen. There were about 8 steps to go and that’s the last I know until...

Is your desk the right height?

  Last week I was working in a law firm conducting ergonomic training as part of their new office move and a few people kept asking for their desks to be raised higher. For context these people were all under 5’8” tall. I was slightly baffled by this as the...

Surviving the Office Frost

    We all know when it comes to temperatures in the office there is always a battle of whether it's too cold or too warm. It seems apt to post this now given the lovely heatwave we are having in the UK at the moment. I can only imagine the air conditioner’s...

5 Tips to Curb those Naughty Temptations in the Office

  My good friend Emma keeps my nutrition in check which I'm very grateful for. Here is some of her top tips for curbing those temptations and replacing them with healthier options. I was allowed chocolate on my birthday though... Take it away Emma. I am a...

The Health Impact of Sedentary Behaviour

  Dr Neville Owen is one of the world’s foremost researchers of sedentary behaviour. Based at the Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute and the University of Queensland, Dr Owen has co-authored several seminal studies, including those linking sedentary behaviour...

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