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Holistic Health Factors in the Workplace: Biophilia, Ergonomics and Exercise


Abstract ABSTRACT In an attempt to advocate body-conscious design and healing work environments, this research study of holistic health in the workplace explores cognitive, social and physical well-being in four small US offices that are between 1000 and 4000 square feet and employ three to twelve employees. Holistic health, as pursued in this research, includes social health, emotional health and physical health. These three factors of holistic health have been identified and investigated in this study: biophilia: peoples' love and affiliation with other species and the natural environment; ergonomics: the relationship between the human body, movement, the immediate environment and productivity; and exercise: exertion of the body to obtain phys... (more)
Created Date 2011
Contributor Mcewan, April Patricia (Author) / White, Philip (Advisor) / Shraiky, James (Committee member) / Barry, Rebecca (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Design / Environmental Sciences / Alternative Medicine / biophilia / ergonomics / exercise / health / holistic / workplace
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 156 pages
Language English
Rights All Rights Reserved
Note M.S.D. Design 2011
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS


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