Category Archives for Health

2018 Guide to Ergonomic Office Lighting

Now more than ever, companies have been increasingly committed to providing a healthy workplace. While much of the focus over the years has been on posture and position, experts have come to realize that lighting plays a crucial role in a healthy and productive work environment.

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CIRCADIAN RHYTHM

Oxford University Study on the Circadian Rhythm

University of Oxford professor Russell Foster describes studying the response of mice with visual disabilities to a light/dark cycle led to the discovery of a previously unknown receptor of light in the eye

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fluorescent light migraines

Guide to Computer Eye Strain Symptoms

Does staring at a computer monitor or digital screen make your eyes fatigued or strained? It’s possible you are suffering from a common ailment called computer eye strain. Read about how you can check for some common symptoms and practical prevention and treatment methods.

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Northwestern University Study Unlocks a Secret To Boost Office Worker’s Health

In a recent study conducted by Northwestern Medicine and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, it was found that lighting design can improve office worker’s health. The study, which was published in Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine contains some surprising results.

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Natural Light Weight Loss

Study Links Natural Morning Light To Weight Loss

As the incidence of obesity rises in the U.S. and around the world, weight loss has become a hot topic. Though the debate often focuses on exercise, food and eating habits, a study by Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine has revealed that exposure to bright natural morning light can influence your weight.

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Treatment for Seasonal Affective Disorder

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a specific type of depression brought on by seasonal changes. It affects approximately 500,000 people in the U.S. with symptoms such as mood changes, sleep problems, lethargy, anxiety and depression. Fortunately, SAD can be treated in many ways, the most notable methods being medication, psychotherapy, light therapy, lifestyle changes and home remedies. Read about each of these treatments below to help find the best treatment for your unique symptoms.

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Do I Have Seasonal Affective Disorder Symptoms?

As the name suggests, Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD, if you like, is a special type of depression related to seasonal changes. Like many seasonal diseases, SAD begins and ends at a certain time every year. Most people start experiencing SAD symptoms during fall all the way into winter months. Fortunately, this disorder rarely affects people during spring or summer.

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Computer Vision Syndrome

What Is Computer Vision Syndrome?

Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS) used to sound like a made up term. In fact, optometrists have long recognized and issue with spending hours in front of a computer monitor and how lighting can exacerbate the symptoms of CVS.

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Is Lighting Making You Tired at Work?

If you find yourself hitting an afternoon slump at work, lighting could be a cause. Improper lighting can cause visual fatigue and eyestrain.

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Healthy Benefits of Full Spectrum Light

Infographic – Healthy Benefits of Full Spectrum Light

The health benefits that full spectrum light provides has been known for decades to researchers and lighting designers. There is a mountain of evidence that natural light can increase productivity, sharpen visual acuity, raise mental alertness, lower depression,  balance the circadian rhythm and lower the risk of certain cancers.

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