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Everything we consume has an environmental impact, and consumers are more aware of that than ever. 40% of UK shoppers ‘actively buy products that are environmentally and animal friendly, with a further 41% keeping these issues in mind when purchasing’. Businesses also recognise this shift in public awareness. Brands helping customers to manage eco-friendlier lifestyles…

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What is Hydrogen? Hydrogen is the most abundant chemical element in the universe. It’s everywhere. Colourless, odourless, and tasteless, it’s ‘one of the main compounds of water and organic matter’ on Earth but you’ll also find it throughout our solar system. Our sun is 91% hydrogen. The stars beyond our galaxy are all made from…

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It’s official. It’s our fault. According to an IPCC report released earlier this month, humans are ‘unequivocally’ responsible for rising global temperatures. The report states that 245 global experts and 195 governments are in agreement: Human activity is accelerating the warming of our planet. It’s not the only release of an IPCC report, either. Draft…

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Product specs will always include the flywheel weight, but what does a flywheel on an exercise bike do?  What is a flywheel on a stationary bike? The flywheel is the weighted disc that sits either at the front or back of a stationary bike. It connects to the pedals via a chain or a belt and stores the rotational energy generated…

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Many of us see the benefits of being environmentally friendly. And as we change our shopping habits and adapt our lifestyles to incorporate eco-friendlier behaviours, we’re also incentivising businesses and industries to go greener, too. Our homes are a great place to start. We all have some degree of control over our living spaces even…

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Trying to move towards an eco-friendly lifestyle can seem overwhelming. Few of us realise the implications our fast-moving and disposable lifestyles have on the environment until we’re forced to take inventory of it. Everything from the holidays we take, to the food we eat, the products we buy; even the way we shower has an…

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 Companies don’t always take responsibility for the physical health of their employees, but maybe they should. Increased productivity is just one of the benefits that exercise has on workers.  Reducing the impact of presenteeism is another. According to the British Heart Foundation,  businesses that invest in the physical and mental health of their employees could…

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What is Presenteeism? Presenteeism is when employees go to work when they’re feeling unwell. Debra Lerner, professor at Tufts University School of Medicine, told the Harvard Business Review that presenteeism was about “…people hanging in there when they get sick and trying to figure out ways to carry on despite their symptoms,”. This will often impact productivity.  The website E-days…

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Employees with a greater sense of wellbeing are more productive and businesses are more profitable when employees are happy and engaged in their jobs. That’s why companies should pay attention to it, but how do you measure workplace wellbeing? There are several different ways to measure workplace wellbeing Use anonymous surveys to ask employees what…

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What is Employee Wellbeing (and why is it important?) Employee wellbeing used to be synonymous with physical safety: the prevention of accidents and the reduction of harm in the working environment. But the idea has evolved. Now employers are focusing attention on the mental and emotional wellbeing of their employees.   Common sense tells us…

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