[vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”6551″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]A recent survey conducted by an HR Advisory Firm, “Future Workplace” found that access to natural light and views of the outdoors are the number one attribute of the workplace environment, outranking other perks such as onsite cafeterias, fitness centers, and other onsite incentives. Whether your worksite is up for renovation or not – the encouraging factor here is finding ways for access to natural light – whether that’s looking into daylight management technologies, removing blinds in your office or moving desks towards the middle of the building to allow natural light to flood in.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Natural light is important to your productivity and overall health inside the workplace, as well as your environment outside of it. Read below for some other benefits to seeking sunlight instead of flipping on the light switch.

  • Natural light boosts your vitamin D storage, important for absorbing calcium and promoting bone growth, as well as helping prevent certain types of cancers, heart disease, depression, and weight gain.
  • Higher Productivity as natural light provides variety and stimulation during the day.
  • Benefits Vision by helping the eye produce dopamine; a key aid in healthy eye development.
  • Quality sleep, as the amount of sunlight you receive during the day, has a direct impact on how much sleep you get at night. Direct sunlight, especially early in the morning produces the most benefit for a good night’s sleep.
  • Improved mood by increasing serotonin, an important chemical and neurotransmitter in the body. Higher levels of serotonin are related to better mood and feelings of satisfaction and calmness.

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Enjoy the recipe of the week: Chicken Avocado Roll-Ups!

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