Home > Lifestyle > Healthy workplace > At the office At the office All sections in Healthy Workplace » Workplace Basics » At the Office » Dangerous Jobs » Employee Wellbeing » Health at work » Work and Stress » Work behaviour » Your new job » Workplace News Here’s why you should take your houseplant to work Put a bit of greenery on your desk – it can lift your mood and offer health benefits. Down syndrome kids’ message to future moms » Join Health24 on Facebook » Subscribe to the newsletter » Ask CyberShrink » 6 ways sexy shoes damage your feet How much energy do you burn at work? Which office bathroom habits are the most important? Can you maintain your professionalism in your bathroom cubicle? 'Walking meetings' may boost employees' health and productivity Walking is known to have tremendous health benefits, and according to a study, converting office meetings to 'walking meetings' may raise physical activity considerably. Health risks of prolonged sitting debunked Sitting for hours on end may not increase mortality risk as previous studies suggested. Office workers need to get on their feet New research suggests that office workers need to stand and move more frequently as part of their working day to prevent serious illness and premature death. Desks for success So you've learnt a few general tips on how to make your desk feng shui, but you have more specific career goals? Perhaps you are eyeing the boss's chair, or are desperate for a salary increase or maybe you just want to get on better with all the people in the office? What's it's really like to work in a call centre Calls to and from a call centre can drive you crazy - but here's what it's really like for people who work in one of these environments. Taking micro breaks at your desk - does it work? Studies have found that taking micro breaks at your desk can improve your work performance, reduce your fatigue as well as reduce your aches and pain. How to get your 'A' game on at work Are you back at your desk, but feeling unfocused? Here are five steps to help you get back into the groove at work. New software aims to stop your job from killing you Sitting at a desk is seriously bad for your health, but it has to be done. This breakthrough new software offers a solution. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Managing diabetes in the workplace Back-to-school with diabetes Live healthier Effects on your brain? » 5 ways to get more seafood into your diet Mercury in fish may raise ALS risk Is it bad for your brain if you literally never eat fish? Calling all grown-ass picky eaters! Eeewwww! » ‘Why is my cough worse at night?’ SEE: When you cough, this is what happens to your body Can you get sick if someone coughs on you? The fine saliva mist emitted by a cough remains suspended in the air for up to 10 minutes.