4 Ways to Improve Your Health at the Office
A few simple changes can make the daily grind a lot less grinding.
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Spruce up your cube.
A study found that people in open work spaces who had brought in personal items—photos, posters, kitschy figurines, artwork—were less likely to report feeling emotionally exhausted. "This kind of personalization allows workers to regain a sense of privacy and control of their environment," says study coauthor Gregory A. Laurence, PhD, an assistant professor of management at the University of Michigan, Flint. "You're saying to coworkers, This is what I want you to know about me, and that autonomy, no matter how small, appears to reduce burnout."