As we count down until Spring arrives, here three ways surrounding yourself with nature can help you with overall health and happiness.
1) Plants Increase Our Creativity
Did you know that plants can make us more creative in the workplace? Research at an American university found that plants played a major role in boosting the creativity and productivity of a person. The team behind the research studied just over 100 subjects over a period of eight months. The subjects were asked to perform a number of office tasks. Some were tested in an area well decorated with plants and flowers, and others in an area that had none. It was found that people who had plants in their workspace had more creative ideas and were generally more productive. So, get down to your local Bunnings and pick out a leafy green indoor plant for some workplace inspiration.
Most of us know that eating a well-balanced diet and leading an active lifestyle is critical in maintaining optimal health, but could you be neglecting one of the most important areas of your health? If you spend hours each day looking at a computer screen or tablet, then your eyes could be under constant strain.
With all of today’s technology it’s easy to build up long hours in front of computer screens, smart phones, tablets and televisions. Whilst these don’t necessarily cause eye damage, over time they can lead to significant health issues like dry and fatigued eyes, and even headaches. Today we want to talk about two of the most common eye health issues that can occur in an office-based work environment, and what you can do to protect your eyes at work.
There are two types of diabetes; Type 1 diabetes, which is usually diagnosed in the early years of life, in children and young adults. Those who suffer from Type 1 diabetes are unable to produce enough insulin. Insulin is a hormone that is required to convert the food we eat into the energy our bodies use. The second is type 2 diabetes, which is more commonly diagnosed in adults. In this form of diabetes, the pancreas can produce enough insulin but the body develops a resistance to it.
Although both types of diabetes overlap in their clinical manifestation, they are both different kinds of diseases with different causes and different treatments. In this article, we’ll discuss some of the lesser-known factors that can increase your risk in developing type 2 diabetes.