The average person spends 90% of their time indoors. Why does that matter? Because your indoor environment can have a huge effect on your overall health.

When I used to hear the words “well” or “wellness” I would think about things like flu shots or if I was getting enough sleep. Now tossing around these words bring up images of nap and meditation rooms,  standing or treadmill desks in the workplace, and concepts such as extended family leave, and stress and sleep support.

I try to live a healthy lifestyle, and I have control over a lot of things such as what I eat, how and when I exercise, and to some extent, where I live. I can choose not to live next to a coal-fired plant or next to a noisy freeway. But when it comes to my job, I don’t always get to choose where my job is located — especially not the indoor environment where I work.

Because of how most office spaces are set up, a lot of people are used to sitting hunched at a desk all day staring at a computer screen, breathing in stale air, taking only a one hour break for lunch, and going home after a long eight hour shift of monotonous movements.

But what if that changed? What if things like nap rooms, mid-day yoga classes, guided meditation sessions, standing desks, and optimal air quality and lighting were normal in the workplace? Thanks to the WELL building standard, dreams of a healthy lifestyle are becoming a reality.

GoodWork is working hard on earning its WELL certification, investing in health, wellness, and the environment as quickly as possible.

Here are the wellness environment features we love to brag about:

The WELL building standard has seven categories: Air, Water, Nourishment, Light, Fitness, Comfort, and Mind, and is backed by medical research to enhance the human experience within buildings.

Come check out our beautiful, wellness-focused space and see how your work life can be transformed!

Blog by:
Kendra Wiley
WELL Consultant, GoodWork

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  1. Reading this I definitely reflected on my work environment and it’s contribution or lack thereof to my personal wellness. I’m a therapist and ensure my clients experience a space that is conducive to their wellness, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s best for me. I don’t have the luxury of moving my work to goodwork, but it’s worth a visit to see how any of the changes implement could be adapted, or at a minimum get me in a space where i’m being more intentional about my work space and its effects On me. Great post.

    • Thanks for taking the time to read our blog Eboni! We would love to have you in for a day! We also packages for the business owner who just needs to land now and again to get some you focused time. Way to think about the person who is bringing so much support to others.

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