Our increasingly sedentary lifestyle is wreaking havoc on our fitness. But your desk job needn’t stop you from working out. Exercise is a vital part of a healthy lifestyle and even a brief workout can reap benefits.
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Upcycling has taken over Pinterest, and it’s easy to see why! This infographic examines the benefits of upcycling and showcases some simple, stylish upcycling projects that anyone new to DIY can master.
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Growing plants indoors can be beneficial to both body and mind. Normal plant processes include absorbing CO2 and releasing moisture into the air. Physically, both of these functions can be beneficial in a stuffy office environment. Humans breathe in air, absorb O2, and exhale CO2, while plants will do the opposite – absorbing the CO2 and releasing O2. This exchange makes having plants around seem like a logical idea. One study, published in the Journal of Environmental Psychology, studied possible benefits of indoor plants, finding that indoor office plants could prevent fatigue during attention-demanding work. Plants can actually make us smarter!
Now, this sounds good in theory, but how does one go about getting their office or home filled with plants in an easy way? You’re at the right place! This infographic shows you which plants are worthy of your selection, along with some informative notes on care. Pothos, Spider Plant, English Ivy, Rubber Tree, Dumb Cane, Fiddleleaf Fig, Heart-Leaf Philodendron, Snake Plant, Jade plant, Cast Iron Plant, Peace Lily, and Ponytail Palm are the gems listed below.
Whichever you choose, you should ensure you adhere to some important best practices when it comes to caring for house plants. The most important of these are not over-watering your plant, and pruning your plant to keep the foliage even.
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Because a picture-and statistics-speak a thousand words, Quill created this handy visual guide (you can print on recycled paper, of course) to all-things green office supplies and services for your business. Read on to find easy ways to make a huge difference in how your office effects the environment. From c02 emissions and water heating, to paper use efficiency and lighting, here’s everything that plays a part in your company’s carbon footprint. We’ve made it easy to read and now it’s all in one place, for your reference at any time.
While we don’t want to ruin the fun of reading it for yourself, you’ll find topics such as recycling printer ink and toner, and simple ways to conserve energy all day long. When it comes to cleaning and lavatory essentials, switching to green cleaning supplies, recycled toilet paper and paper towels and ordering products in bulk takes little effort but will have positive effects on your inside office, as well as the environment outside, too.
Do you sit in an office chair or on your couch for more than six hours a day? Since childhood you’ve known being a couch potato is bad. But why? Simply put, our bodies weren’t made to sit all day. Sitting for long periods of time, even with exercise, has a negative effect on our health. What’s worse, many of us sit up to 15 hours a day. That means some of us spend the bulk of our waking moments on the couch, in an office chair, or in a car.
Sitting all day long isn’t hard to counteract, but you have to keep your eye on two details: your daily activity and the amount of time you sit. Let’s start by taking a look at what sitting all day does to your body.
Numerous studies have pointed to the health risks of sitting all day. To avoid the health risks, we need not just 30 minutes of daily exercise, but taking every opportunity to get up during the day.