Biophilia refers to our innate tendency to connect with the nature around us. It explains why we find the sounds of a stream or a crackling fire soothing or feel mentally restored while walking or hiking in nature. However, with modern life becoming more urban and with the average person spending over 90% of their […]
The quality of spaces where students learn matters – especially considering that children and adolescents spend an average of 6 hours per day in school. Collectively, the air, water, lighting and sound in indoor spaces comprise what is called indoor environmental quality (IEQ). While not often thought of as a significant factor, poor IEQ has […]
Healthy Homes are increasingly in demand as homebuyers and homeowners learn more about the impact that our homes can have on our health. During the Covid-19 pandemic, the desire for a healthy home has only been amplified, as we spend more time at home due to quarantines and lockdown measures. We spend around 90% of […]
In previous articles, we have discussed the importance of managing stress both as a preventive health strategy and as a regular practice to help maintain well-being. The pandemic and other current events have generated a unique set of stressors. If you are working remotely, you might find yourself struggling to concentrate on work, keeping irregular […]
In our previous article, we explored the role that structural racism plays in shaping health disparities in the U.S. One of our most foundational platforms for health and well-being that is affected by structural racism is that of healthy housing.
Meet Your New Office Mates As much of the workforce continues to stay home, we face an ongoing uncertainty about when offices will reopen or when virtual classes will end and kids will return to school. Working from home already presents a unique set of challenges to productivity (as discussed in our previous article). But […]