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A case for active workplaces: Half of cancers linked to obesity, inactivity, and nutrition

“In polls taken by the ACS, only about one percent of those asked believed that obesity had any effect on cancer. Few seemed to be aware of the significant possibility of preventing cancer by making lifestyle changes.”

Kate Lister’s insight:

Nearly 70% of are officially overweight and it’s costing them their lives. Smart employers are taking steps to get their people moving. http://bit.ly/1bSIAhX

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Design Trend from Perkins + Will: Healthy Workplaces

Communal workspace is not only a great way for work teams to better collaborate and share ideas, but can save organizations money when it comes time t …

Kate Lister’s insight:

More and more we’re seeing the trend toward buildings designed to get people moving. It’s not just about standing desks, it’s about making the staircase open and inviting, putting the printers on every other floor, and more. http://bit.ly/1fZbqZP

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Workplace 2.0 could reduce Ottawa Public Works property needs by over 20%

The year 2013 may be remembered as the year in which all the things that Public Works had said would start happening did indeed start happening.

Kate Lister’s insight:

Fiscal restraint may put over 3 million square feet of office space on the market in Ottawa, but the Government’s move toward smaller, more agile use of space could take an even bigger toll.

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This 46-Floor Living High-Rise Is Covered In A Forest | Co.Exist | ideas + impact

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AON Survey shows companies with strong wellness cultures do translate into healthier people

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Kate Lister’s insight:

Employees at companies with a commitment to wellness are twice as happy and half as stressed.

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Wellness Incentive Spending Doubles over Four Years

Corporate employers plan to spend an average of $521 per employee on wellness-based incentives in 2013,up 13 percent from the average of $460 per employee reported in 2011.

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The most popular wellness incentives include: a decrease in premiums and cash or gift cards.

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For Telecommuters, It’s Not About Going To Work – Telework Hawaii

All 40 people who work for Fuentek are required to telecommute. Schoppe calls Fuentek a “virtual company,” with no traditional office at all.

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Sun Microsystems’ employee Open Work telecommuting program

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“Face-to-face is overrated; I care more about the frequency and fidelity of the communication.” Jonathan Schwartz, CEO and President, Sun Microsystems; Quoted in Andreas Kluth, “The New Nomadism,” The Economist, April 2008

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Sun Microsystems, Inc. (NASDAQ: JAVA) provides network computing infrastructure solutions that include computer systems, software, storage and services. Its core brands include the Java technology platform, the Solaris operating system, MySQL, StorageTek and the UltraSPARC processor.

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