Employees are spending more hours working in the office but, according to a 2014 Healthy Company Index survey, 68% of employees do not meet physical activity guidelines at work.
As a result, it’s becoming increasingly important to consider the environment in which we work and how this affects the wellness of employees and productivity - from the chair we sit on, to the overall design of our work space.
To mark the start of Office Wellness Week (which runs from 1 till 5 July) we spoke to Tracy Alexander, a seating specialist at Dauphin Human Design Group, for insight into the role that office furniture plays in our well-being in the workplace.
I think the most important thing is how we should be seated. Most people who don’t sit correctly or have the right seating, create a ticking time bomb for a whole host of health concerns such as acute back and neck ache and digestive problems.— Tracy Alexander, seating specialist at Dauphin Human Design Group
Listen to the full conversation from the Pippa Hudson Show: