The Healthy Office Blog

  • Steer Clear of Colds, Viruses, and Other Unwanted Guests at Work
    28 June 2022
    Over the course of an average year, Australian workers use more than 80 million sick days, resulting in losses of more than $2.56 billion annually. A significant proportion of these absences can be chalked up to germ-borne ailments like the common cold or influenza.
  • Indoor Air Pollution: A Cause for Concern?
    28 June 2022
    After decades of dire news about acid rain, second-hand smoke, industrial emissions, greenhouse gases, and holes in the ozone layer, most of us are all too aware of the dangers posed by air pollution. But have you ever considered the possibility that indoor air quality could present an equally serious risk to your health?
  • Greening the Workplace…With Plants
    28 June 2022
    There’s been a lot of talk in recent years about the need to re-envision office life in a more eco-friendly manner. Although recycling programs, energy efficiency measures, and green office products are all the rage these days, there’s another type of greenery that can also boost your office’s environmental health – the old-fashioned kind, namely, plants.
  • Give Your Office Space a Health-Boosting Makeover
    28 June 2022
    Workplace wellness initiatives have made a big splash in Australia in recent years. With a recent uptick in research and government support, increasing numbers of employers are implementing programs to help support the health and well-being of staff members.
  • Coping With a Noisy Office
    28 June 2022
    The loud clatter of an out-of-date heating and cooling system, the incessant whine of the photocopy machine, the annoying drone of officemates’ personal phone conversations – though they may seem like relatively minor distractions, these and other sources of office noise can take a surprisingly dramatic toll on productivity and well-being in the workplace.
  • Go Green at Work
    28 June 2022
    There’s been an increasing push urging us all to think about sustainable, eco-friendly modes of living these days, with changes ranging from the widespread introduction of electric and hybrid vehicles to renewable sources of energy and beyond.
  • How green is your workstation?
    28 June 2022
    Do you want to be more eco friendly at work but your company hasn’t quite embraced the concept yet? There are many initiatives you can implement to turn your own personal work space green and reduce your personal carbon footprint at work. Here are a few to get your started.
  • 8 Exercises you can do at your desk
    28 June 2022
    Sitting is unhealthy. In fact, the US even has the saying “Sitting is the new smoking”. But despite all the arguments, statistics and medical evidence – the fact remains some jobs require you to sit at your desk pretty much all day.