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Why Promoting Health in Your Workplace Matters

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Author since:
October, 2015
100 blog posts

Especially in a coworking workplace or when you work alone, it can be hard to integrate a well-balanced fitness regime into your daily work-life. Looking after yourself both mentally and physically plays an essential part in your creativity and productivity.

Work can be stressful, especially if you’re not balancing your work life correctly. Physical exercise is a significant factor in relieving stress, therefore affecting your work performance positively.  Many people who have suffered severely from anxiety and depression will tell you that the best medicine was building up a sweat through exercise.

Studies have shown that exercise correlates directly to how well you work. Integrating a good fitness habit into your work life might not be as hard as you first think.

Stress Relief

The less stressed you are, the more focused you can be. It is easy to say that you have no time for fitness as you are tired from the workload during your day. However, being physically fit will make you sleep better, thus being less tired during your work days. If you’re thinking in the long-term, strengthening your body will make your whole life function better.

Stop Wasting Precious Time!

You can always start small, then build up and sustain a good fitness plan regularly. For example, instead of wasting your free time looking at social media, go for a run at lunchtime or before you go back home. Not only does this make you more efficient- but it also saves you from the rush hour crush!

 

Caffeine Can Help but

Of course, other ways can get you through the day, such as coffee or energy drinks, but according to studies, those are much less effective and short term than exercising. Why not take the stairs anytime you can at your office building instead of the lift?

Exercise has also been proven to increase your brain-capacity, enabling you to work more effectively and managing your work schedules more precisely. Who wouldn’t want to be as focused and sharp as possible at work?

 

AT WORKPLACE, WE CARE ABOUT YOUR HEALTH

Workplace is designed to prioritise this principle, making sure both our employees and customers work to their maximum potential. We have walked together, yoga’d together and run together as a group.  We also have now partnered with Owen Carpenter, who offers free fitness consultations and follow up fitness programmes.  There are many hidden health benefits of working in a coworking space that you may not realise. Having company and curing loneliness to joining with a team to play sports are just the tip of the iceberg.

 

At the moment the weather is better and the days are longer, so let’s not waste it – get out and get physical.

 

Workplace is a 5-star coworking and serviced office company in Manchester. It is perfectly positioned on Oxford Street, close to Oxford Road Station and only 10 minutes walk from Piccadilly Station.  It has easy access with the tram system in Manchester being only a few steps from  Albert Square.  Full Google Directions and Location

Workplace Manchester offers excellent flexibility with day desk hire, coworking, reserved desks, offices and meeting space.

 

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Dedicated Desk or Hot Desk that is the question?

Workplace
Author since:
October, 2015
100 blog posts

Many coworking spaces also offer an option to take a dedicated desk.  Reserving a desk means that you have the same desk each time you come to work. Nobody will have got to the office before you and sat in your favourite space!

Starting your life as a coworker, you might find the best option is to take a hot desk membership.  The hot desk allows you to work in a variety of places to see which area works best for you.  The time may come, however, when you decide that you don’t want to take a chance on your favourite seat being taken and want to know where you will be sitting each day.  A dedicated Desk may be the option.

What are the pros and cons of a dedicated desk?

Pros

  1. Dedicated desks give you more privacy.
  2. You can leave your work, including desktop computers and extra monitors at a dedicated desk.
  3. Dedicated desks come with a locking file cabinet for valuables.
  4. Need a specific chair – you can provide your own.
  5. You can personalise your workspace.
  6. You have your reserved space in an area you like to work.
  7. You can also work in the lounge area or meet people in the lounge when needed.
  8. You’re still part of the coworking community.
  9. You can attend networking events in the space.
  10. The area is quieter for phone calls or getting your head down to business.
  11. There are not so many distractions from other workers.
  12. You can group several dedicated desks if you want to work with colleagues.
  13. You can often have a landline phone or wired computer in this space.
  14. You have all the amenities a coworking space provides, including a kitchen area, unlimited tea and coffee, printer and shredding services, reception and hosting services.

Cons of a Dedicated Desk in a Coworking Space

  1. Dedicated desks can be away from common space and collaborative area and so quieter.
  2. You’ll potentially have less social interaction at a dedicated desk versus working in the common area
  3. Dedicated desks are more expensive than flexible membership
  4. You’ll work next to the same people every day, rather than making new connections
  5. They are full-time rentals, which means when you are not there, you still pay wherein a coworking space you can often pay for the days you use.

 

Workplace is a 5-star coworking and serviced office company in Manchester. It is perfectly positioned on Oxford Street, close to Oxford Road Station and only 10 minutes walk from Piccadilly Station.  It has easy access with the tram system in Manchester being only a few steps from  Albert Square.  Full Google Directions and Location

Workplace Manchester offers excellent flexibility with day desk hire, coworking, reserved desks, offices and meeting space.

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