We know that physical activity leads to better health but sometimes it can seem impossible to balance a routine exercise schedule with the demands of the modern workplace. The Fitness WELLography is your go-to-guide for evidence-based interventions that can help you incorporate movement into your everyday life and design environments that promote an active lifestyle.
Here’s what you might run into while reading the Fitness WELLography:
In a quest to create healthier office environments, more employers have embraced the scientific research behind modern office design. There’s even a high-tech facility called the Well Living Lab, a collaboration between the Mayo Clinic and Delos, that hosts studies on “how the indoor environment influences health, well-being and performance, from stress to sleep quality, physical fitness to productivity.”
I can give you the statistics: Healthcare in America is more than 17% of the GDP. 20 diseases account for fully half of America’s health care spend, with diabetes, heart disease and hypertension being three of the top five causes. In the midst of the debate going on in the US about how to pay for healthcare, these are sobering numbers for sure.
Three years ago, BSR launched a partnership with Qualcomm Wireless Reach to amplify the outcomes of BSR’s HERproject program in China through mobile technology. Our work together focused on enhancing HERhealth, the pillar of HERproject that aims to empower low-income women working in global supply chains to take charge of their health.
Through this collaboration, we developed a mobile app to digitize the HERhealth curriculum so that workers could conveniently access health information...
We are dedicated to the safety of everyone at Caterpillar, including our extended team of contractors, dealers, suppliers and customers. Our commitment to safety begins with the engineering of our products and manufacturing processes, and extends to operator training, job site solutions and promoting a culture of safety that guides the way we work.
Click here to learn more about how Caterpillar has made great strides in improving their safety culture.
HARRISONBURG, Va., August 3, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- Modernization work totaling $7 million has commenced at Cargill Protein’s Harrisonburg, Va., turkey hatchery, with a focus on improving turkey health, biosecurity and worker safety. Construction work is being performed by Nielsen Builders, Inc., of Harrisonburg, with installation of new cutting edge equipment technology expected to take 24 months.
NEW YORK, July 19, 2017 /3BL Media/ – The International WELL Building Institute™ (IWBI™) announced today that it has crossed the 100 million square foot mark for buildings registered and certified under the WELL Building Standard™ (WELL™). IWBI used the occasion to also launch Build WELL, its new mobile app, premiere the WELLographies™, compilations of human health and technical research that explore the connection between buildings and wellness, and provide updates on a number of other initiatives un
Best in Class 2017 For National Grid’s First Responder Utility Safety Website
July 10, 2017 WALTHAM, M.A.—Recognized for attaining the highest standard of excellence in website design and development, National Grid’s First Responder Utility Safety Training website, firstresponder.ngridsafety.com, has won the Interactive Media Award’s “Best in Class Award” with an overall score of 482 out of a possible 500.
Some argue that buildings with healthy features command up to a 20 percent rent premium over market rate, in addition to savings on operational costs.
by Patricia Kirk
Creating healthy workplaces is the next step in the evolution of office building sustainability. “Health is a key component to real estate for the long-term,” says Rachel McCleary, Urban Land Institute senior vice president, who heads the organization’s healthy buildings initiative. She points out that a healthy workplace requires a building to meet certain performance standards, and certification is based on testing.