Wake up happy with a Lumie Bodyclock

Waking up in the early hours when you know a busy commute and a long day awaits you can be tough, especially in the winter months. I often find it hard to pull myself out from under my warm, cosy duvet to brace the cold that lies beyond – even if that chill only lasts a few seconds before I reach my dressing gown! Well, that’s where the Lumie Bodyclock comes in, helping you to wake up happy and ready to start your day…

It’s essentially a light alarm clock, waking you with a gradually brightening lamp and alarm sound if you like. You can set the light to come on either 20, 30 or 45 minutes before you want to wake up and there are various alarm tones to choose from. Continue reading “Wake up happy with a Lumie Bodyclock”

Health and Wellbeing in the Retail Environment

Photo: Marks & Spencer Cheshire Oaks

The World Green Building Council (WGBC) released a report on Monday regarding health, wellbeing and productivity within the retail environment. A number of retailers are looking at how they can improve the experience of employees and customers in their stores. The retail environment, for example the lighting, indoor air quality, thermal comfort etc., can impact employees perception of the work space with a direct impact on staff retention and sickness rates. Similarly, it can impact customer perceptions and therefore sales, footfall and customer loyalty. This report forms one of the first major outputs from the WGBC’s Better Places for People campaign. Continue reading “Health and Wellbeing in the Retail Environment”