According to a study published in BMC Research Notes, the average desk-based employee spends more than 70 percent of their workday sitting indoors and staring at their computer screen.
Unfortunately, a desk job has many consequences for your health, including increased risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes.
As human beings, we thrive in changing scenery — which is hard to come by in a monotonous desk-job setting. Studies show that trees, natural light, and outdoor air can positively impact our well-being. While not every worker can hunker down outside for the day, outdoor lunches, walking meetings, and outside workspaces can make a huge difference in our health and well-being at work.