29 Aug '13, 10am

Sit near a window in your office? It could potentially lead to better health #SmarterEveryday

Sit near a window in your office? It could potentially lead to better health #SmarterEveryday

Eating a healthy diet and getting regular exercise have long been keys to good health. Here’s a new one: spending your work hours next to a window. In research published recently in an online supplement of the journal Sleep (link is PDF) , researchers found that workers exposed to daylight slept longer, got more physical activity and reported a higher quality of life than those without windows. “The extent to which daylight exposure impacts office workers is remarkable,” said study co-author Ivy Cheung, a doctoral candidate in the Interdepartmental Neuroscience program at Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois. The study participants included 49 office workers, 27 who toiled away in a windowless workspace and 22 who worked as daylight streamed through windows. The workers with windows received 173% more white light exposure during work hours and slept an average of 4...

Full article: http://www.runnersworld.com/health/office-window-leads-to...

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