You’ve heard it’s healthy to walk to work, but what about those who live in areas that don’t accommodate a “pedestrian culture?” For those who can’t walk to the workplace, there are ways to remedy the daily drudge of your commute. Listening to classical music, for example, is a proven way to reduce road rage.
After months of testing, researchers discovered that patients in a newly designed “mock up” room asked for 30% less pain meds. But the story doesn’t end there.
When it came time for Hawaii’s only children’s hospital to choose a new flooring solution they needed something sustainable, serviceable and flexible. After extensive testing, it became clear that vinyl tile, carpet and VCT didn’t meet the needs of their space. So they chose this resilient flooring solution that offered extensive versatility and design opportunities…
How do you keep up with a workforce that’s always on their feet? Patient Safety & Quality Healthcare reveals a study that tracked the impact long hours and working on foot has on nurses. Of note, 60% of nurses worry that their job is negatively impacting their overall health.
As technology and the way students learn advances, so do learning environments. Today, it’s more important than ever to create spaces that encourage real-time collaboration and socialization among students.
Battling a midafternoon slump at work? A single workout can immediately boost higher-order thinking skills, making you more productive and efficient when tackling that daily to-do list. In fact, just 20 minutes of activity – such as a walk – can boost blood and brain flow to improve executive function.
Think of it as mindfulness on-the-go. There are now dozens of phone apps available that offer meditation tips, breathing and mindfulness techniques and even guided meditation modules. These “serenity on screen” apps offer features such as pre-recorded ocean sounds and a soothing, narrative voice to guide users through meditation.
Encouraging patients to stay active during healing is a hallmark of a wellness-driven care model. But is your facility designed to promote activity? Healthcare Design Magazine explores an often-overlooked design opportunity in healthcare buildings: the stairwell. Learn how an inviting, light-filled stairwell can benefit patients in ways that go beyond functional.
Bogged down by clutter? Turns out, a cramped workspace directly correlate to stress. The same goes for posture and the amount of physical – and mental – breathing room you allot for yourself. The good news? You can combat stressful factors with a list of science-backed tips. Who knew it was as simple as sitting up straighter?
The use of art to positively impact patient outcomes is nothing new. However, The National Endowment for the Arts and the Society for Arts In Healthcare have taken arts initiatives one step further to further improve the healing process in hospitals, nursing homes, senior centers, hospices, and other entities within the medical community.