During the past decade, healthy living has become increasingly important throughout the world from both a personal and professional perspective. With the changes in the use and evolution of technology, the need for a healthy lifestyle within the workplace is progressively gaining popularity. According to research from the World Health Organisation, a healthy workplace positively influences aspects such as employee motivation, happiness, productivity, and efficiency. In the case of a healthy workplace, it does not only mean that employees are healthy, but it also includes aspects such as the physical office environment, behaviour within the workplace, and the actual health of the organisation itself.
In a fast-moving world with ever-growing and continuously evolving tech, our lifestyles have seen an incredible change. Physical aspects of lifestyle such as activity, nutrition, relaxation, and interaction have changed majorly. The health risks of office work are being identified and more organisations are realising their role in workplace health. The physical environment plays a large part in workplace health, this can be split into two areas; environmental elements such as light, air, and sound, and mental elements such as the encouragement and facilitation of healthier behaviour patterns. A well-designed environment and workplace strategy are essential to a healthy workplace.