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.
For more information on the benefits of working outside, check out this new infographic from BigRentz:
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Lior Zitzman is the director of digital audience at BigRentz, a construction equipment rentals marketplace. He has more than 15 years of experience in enterprise-level SEO at automotive publishing and equipment companies.