Editor’s note: This story feels to me like a good metaphor for where we are at with technology and how it can help us. Much promise for the quantified self and health apps like Fitbits, but not a lot of evidence to say they are having the expected impact.
Editor’s note: This big study shows the positive effects being close to nature can have on our health and wellbeing.
Editor’s note: There was a nature and wellbeing event in Bristol this week and this write up of it shares some interesting stats relating to nature and wellbeing. Looks like business could have a big part to play in helping employees get closer to nature and get more healthy as a result.
Editor’s note: A look at how healthcare is being transformed by the digital revolution. There’s a lot to learn for L&D professionals in terms of the transformational forces of technology on an industry sector.
Editor’s note: How UKFast, an award-winning internet hosting company, benefits by helping its workers to stay healthy, both physically and mentally.
Editor’s note: This indepth academic report shows the impact of stress on morbidity and healthcare. If the researchers are correct then there is currently a very high price to be paid for workplace stress.
The future of health apps: personalised advice combining your diet, sleep pattern and fitness regime
Editor’s note: So if L&D is concerned with employee performance and apps record a range of health data, isn’t it time we put the two together to optimise work?
Editor’s note: the healthiest companies in the UK have been announced. Health and well being being central to performance, it is interesting to see who is doing well in this area.
Editor’s note: If behaviour change is an outcome of effective learning then this work on behaviour change is worth a read. There’s lots of work into this field in the health space
Editor’s note: Researchers have linked obesity to declining mental performance.