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In 2020, many working professionals migrated from working in an office to working remotely from home due to the COVID 19 pandemic. The shift was near immediate, businesses began to adapt to the virtual office space and tools to continue collaboration and workflow. Homes, no matter the size, had to accommodate the full-time work capacity, such as, increasing internet speeds for video calls, rearranging furniture for (another) office, or even upgrading to a new desk/chair/audio/webcam to improve your office set-up. Thinking that the WFH movement would only be a temporary phase, we possibly gave temporary fixes to our home office woes.
But as we approach our first-year anniversary of working from home, we can no longer tolerate the slightly too low dining room table or the too tall kitchen island as a desk or being hunched over in a folding chair for 8 hours each day. In 2021, we want the best choices for our physical and mental wellbeing, which means that we need to make the necessary investment to upgrading our WFH offices. Check out the 21 active office products that brings more ergonomic enjoyment from working remotely in 2021.
As the new school year begins, we are all a bit apprehensive about the undeniable collective environment our children might be returning to. Many safety guidelines and procedures are still being refined, so it is imperative to keep an eye out for updates from your local school board; however, we can take a proactive approach about preparing and educating our young ones on proper hygiene and physical distancing. Easy sanitation, physical distancing, all while incorporating movement throughout the day: were the criterion we kept in mind when rounding up the 5 Back to School active furnishings for your children or students returning to their studies in the fall.
Some say that Valentine’s Day is a total hallmark holiday, an excuse for unnecessary consumerism and floral shops to overcharge you for a dozen stems; however, we don’t see it like that. Valentine's Day is a day to communicate your appreciation and love for the people in your life, whether that is through a simple e-card or text message punctuated with lots of heart emojis or go the whole nine with a classic candlelit dinner - there is no reason to not be grateful for the people that support you through the thick and thin. Our ideal Valentine’s Day or weekend (since this year’s V-Day falls on a Friday) is to share an experience with our favourite people, ideally, an activity that gets our hearts pounding and even a little flushed in the face. We’ve got blood pumping ideas for the couples, with your children, or your single self.
I recently read an article published by Real Business based in the UK. The article was titled “Why workplace wellness should be a top priority for your business” and I wanted to add my thoughts to it as I believe it perfectly parallels to what Fitneff is all about.
Real Business starts off the article by highlighting a study by AJ Products, this study revealed that, “over 40% of people think that their current work environment has a negative impact on their physical and emotional wellbeing – as well as being detrimental to their productivity.” If this number seems concerning to you – that’s because it is. Almost half of all employees believe their job is damaging to their overall health.