Wellness in the workplace.

It's not just about physical fitness anymore, more people are getting fit, but many people aren't happy. And that's not good for productivity, or living life.

An article by Poppy Johnston on TheFifthEstate website takes a look at how workplaces are having to change their focus to mental health, rather than just looking after employees physical health.

Global Coworking Unconference Conference founder Liz Elam said that she thinks

“Everyone has checked the box on physical health, gym and meditation, and this is fantastic. There is nothing that says you shouldn’t do exercise or meditation. Level two is environmental and mental. "

Ms Elam said co-working operators were helping to drive this change in attitude. In the gig economy, people often work at home, where they may have limited social interactions, she said. This can lead to depression and other mental health issues. She believes this is one of the key reasons co-working spaces are booming.

What are some of the key characteristics of these environments?

Ms Elam believes that air quality, ergonomic furniture, natural light, and connection with the natural environment are part of a genuinely healthy space.

Luckily for us, StumpJump Co-Lab ticks those boxes. We've got furniture that works to keep your body in a healthy position, we've got light aplenty with our massive windows and we've got, most importantly, real plants.


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