Wellness at Work: What Matters Most.
HLW Round Table events are established to foster thought provoking discussions on themes relevant to our workplace. Various guests gathered at our latest Round Table last week at the Carriage House at 5 Giralda Farms in Madison, NJ to hear from experts and their peers on the topic of Wellness in the Workplace.
A Study on the Effects of Plant-Focused Biophilic Design
Today’s blog post , we will be focusing on effects of planting and greenery at workplace. Previous environmental psychology research tells us that being connected to nature, is in fact, an adaptive human function that allows for, and assists with, psychological restoration.
BIOPHILIA & BIOPHOBIA
Research shows that incorporating the natural environment into buildings can have a positive influence on psychological, physical and social well-being. Various studies show, for instance, that window views of natural landscapes reduce stress, trees and outdoor gathering spaces are associated with increased social interactions and sense of community, and recovery from surgery is aided by natural sunlight and nature views...
Part 3: Food for Thought, Healthy Habits in the Office
End User’s Perspective: PRS for Music Invests in Food
In our previous installment in this three-part series, we examined how food “influencers,” factors that affect foodservice strategies, can encourage healthy eating practices at work. The currently trending topic was augmented by the ideas discussed last February at a HLW Discovery Session called “Food for Thought,” which brought together influential industry experts to discuss and debate the connection between cuisine, health, and the work environment.
Part 2: Food for Thought, Healthy Habits in the Office
Food Influencers and Foodservice Strategies
In our previous installment, we focused on a specific topic, food and its link to social trends and wellbeing in the workplace. In this post, we will examine how food “influencers,” defined as factors that affect foodservice strategies, can encourage healthy eating practices at work. By considering these factors early in the design process, it is possible to integrate the various food strategies into project solutions. The objective is to create both an appealing workplace and an environment that guides employees toward healthier choices.
Part 1: Food for Thought, Healthy Habits in the Office
The Link between Food, Productivity and Wellness
January can begin with promises of new, healthier routines, including healthy habits in the office that are often long forgotten by spring. In the HLW London office, we hoped to shake-up this sleepwalk back into unhealthy (and unproductive) practices. We hosted a quarterly knowledge sharing Discovery Session on the subject of food and its link to wellbeing in the workplace.