More than eighty percent of Americans are sitting at least 8 hours per day, and this pattern is taking a monumental health toll on our bodies. Your office components- the furniture, the color, and even the lighting - each make a difference and leave an impact on your short term, and long term mental and physical wellness.
We all have coworkers who seem to have it all together—including what seems like an impossible exercise routine. We imagine them waking up at 5 AM and tossing together a body and mind nourishing smoothie, heading out for a run while watching the sun rise, and still managing to arrive early at the office with the kind of glow you can’t pay for. Or maybe they use their lunch hour for a local yoga class, hit the gym for a session with a personal trainer after the day ends, or any other number of time-consuming fitness activities.
Faced with a full schedule of appointments, meetings and errands, the majority of us tend to prioritize simply completing our list of to-dos as opposed to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Looking at these two goals as an either/or scenario is a common mistake and one that the most successful among us avoid through discipline and strategic time management. Reconcile your routine with these techniques proven to boost your physical and professional performance.
From standing desks to chair yoga, there are many ways to make your workday healthier. Whether you’re looking to incorporate some self-care into your day or need help finding the perfect office snack, we’ve got you covered!
At this point, you’ve probably heard a lot about coworking. From seeing sleek photos online to friends posting about the latest cool coworking space event... admit it, you’ve probably thought about making the switch yourself. Using a shared workspace is more than just open layouts or community events. It is about your space helping you reach your fullest potential. If you're on the fence about ditching your cubicle, here are four facts about coworking to help you realize that anyone can make the switch!
Don’t let a busy schedule get in the way of caring for yourself. Self-care can be doing little things throughout the day to keep yourself sane, focused and happy. A commute or free moment during the day is the perfect time to silence your email and do something for yourself. Taking care of yourself is crucial to a successful career- try these six easy tips to practice self-care:
Fall is a truly beautiful time of year. The smell of Pumpkin Spice is in the air. The leaves are changing. The mornings are cool and brisk. With all the beauty that Fall brings, unfortunately you may also find yourself getting sick more often. As we make the transition from summer to fall, here are the top 3 reasons why you may be feeling under the weather and some important tips to keep you healthy.
Waking up is hard to do! We set our alarms with the best of intentions, only to get up 40 minutes later after hitting snooze seven times before realizing what time it is. Then comes the stress of finding something to wear (which hopefully doesn’t require ironing!), packing food for the day, and preparing for that dreaded commute to work.
Viewing parties, good-natured competition among colleagues, and basketball mania galore highlight life at AdvantEdge Workspaces during March Madness. Like most of the nation, we have dove head first into the "Madness" of March Madness! Surprisingly, only 11% of employers support March Madness in the office, stating that it inhibits productivity. As we celebrate our sixth year of inter-office bracket challenges and social office events, our shared workspace begs to differ!
In a country where only one in three workers take a lunch break (away from their desks) it’s easy to forget basic dining etiquette when on the job. It’s even easier to forget how to carry ourselves at happy hours or out of office meals with the team in a work culture where socialization and work-life balance often go to the wayside.