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Aug 15 2018
How to Properly Light Your Office

| 30 Second Office Tips, Health and Wellness, Office Design

Poor lighting is often cited as one of the most common interior design mistakes. While poor lighting is sure to be stressful and annoying no matter what room you may be in, it can be especially problematic in a home office or in any business setting; in fact, bad lighting is one of the most popular complaints from office employees around the globe.

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Aug 15 2016
Incorporate a Balance of Standing and Sitting at Work

| Health and Wellness, Office Desks, Standing Desks

So how do sitting and...

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Aug 8 2016
How to Get a Standing Desk in Your Office

| Health and Wellness, Office Desks

After looking at all of the compiled research, you’ve decided that getting a standing desk is the best way to maintain a healthy lifestyle at work. Now that the choice has been made, actually adding a standing desk to your office can be a daunting task to say the least. There’s a vast selection of standing desks to choose from. Plus, many employees don’t have the option to decide whether or not they get to have a new desk. Here’s how you can get a standing desk in your workspace once and for all.


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June 21 2016
Now Trending: Active Working

| Ergonomics, Health and Wellness, Industry News, Now Trending

This month, the NBF team headed to Neocon, North America’s most important design exposition, for yet another year of commercial office furniture inspiration and trend watching. Among the many new trends that were spotted was the overarching idea of incorporating more movement in the office environment.


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Apr 22 2016
How Companies Can Celebrate Earth Day

| Health and Wellness, Office Life

Earth Day was first introduced by Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson to encourage and strengthen environmental activism. Today, Earth Day is recognized nationwide as a day to take time out of our busy schedules to appreciate the power of nature and maybe even do some activism of our own. Many will argue that Earth Day should be every day; that we should always be aware of our carbon footprint and make efforts to continuously conserve what our planet provides. ...

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Sep 22 2015
Brand Spotlight - Lesro Industries

| Brand Spotlights, Furniture Materials, Health and Wellness, Industry News

Lesro Industries prides itself on having a straightforward approach to business. Their guiding principal? It’s quite simple — with Lesro Industries, the customer is the boss.

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July 23 2015
Fighting Germs in the Office

| 30 Second Office Tips, Health and Wellness

Although cold and flu season is generally associated with winter weather, it seems like there is always one point every summer that everyone and their brother gets sick. The only thing worse than being stuck inside with a cold is being stuck inside with a cold when the weather outside is beautiful....

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May 5 2015
How to Have Proper Posture at the Office

| Ergonomics, Health and Wellness

While it may be the last thing on our minds throughout the work day, our posture is constantly impacting not only how we work and how we feel, but also how we are perceived. So instead of slumping over your keyboard, it’s time to sit up and take note of these tips for better posture.

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Apr 14 2015
Top Rated Furniture Solutions

| Ergonomics, Health and Wellness, Office Seating

Ever since NBF’s very beginnings in 1975, we’ve sought to listen to customers’ feedback; it’s something that we still value and rely on today. In fact, we’re driven by solving workplace problems and providing practical solutions to customers everywhere. That said, we thought we’d take some time to highlight some of our customers’ favorite furniture solutions....

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Apr 2 2015
Employee Benefits: Volunteering

| Health and Wellness, Office Life

If the company you work for sponsors volunteer events for its employees, then consider yourself very fortunate. A company that offers these...

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Dec 24 2014
Workplace Wellness: How to Fix Them if They Aren't Working

| Health and Wellness

According to Gallup, “A recent RAND Corporation study found that more than 85% of U.S. companies employing 1,000 people or more offer some sort of workplace wellness program. It’s safe to assume that these companies genuinely want to help their employees lead healthier lives while seeing a healthier bottom line too.” It makes sense for workplaces to offer these initiatives. After all, the workplace is where you spend most of your time – a fact that can often make work/life balance a difficult concept.

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June 9 2014
Incorporating Hobbies into the Workplace

| Health and Wellness, Office Life

More and more evidence, including...

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May 20 2014
How to Promote Emotional Wellness at Work

| Health and Wellness, Office Life

When we hear the word “wellness”, most of us think of our physical-being. That is, how healthy our bodies are. This is a huge concern for most working adults in the nation, especially with terrifying reports that detail the risks of sitting in an office environment all day. Companies, too, are beginning to realize how health and physical well-being are playing a vital role in how efficient their employees are. It is beneficial for any company to have healthy employees and, therefore, more companies are offering some sort of wellness program to its employees.

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Apr 4 2014
Sickness in Collaborative, Open-Plan Offices

| Health and Wellness, Office Life

According to a...

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Jan 14 2014
In Defense of Taking Breaks

| Breakrooms, Health and Wellness, Office Life

You might be looking to better manage your time or maybe you are just having a hard time juggling the many and varied tasks you have to complete throughout the work day. It’s tempting in certain situations to just use your lunch break to make up time by working all the way through it. The extra half hour or hour of work may just be the perfect, extra amount of time that you need to get a few things done. However, based on a growing body of research, it’s probably best to avoid that temptation all together.

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Dec 23 2013
Why You Should Consider a Standing Desk

| Health and Wellness, Office Desks, Standing Desks

Standing desks may appear to be an entirely new product, but they aren’t. They were first popular back in the 18th and 19th century in homes and offices of the wealthy. Some famed people even previously used standing desks, including Winston Churchill and Ernest Hemingway....

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Nov 20 2013
Health in the Office: Maintaining Health the During Holidays

| Health and Wellness

There does seem to be something about the holidays that makes nearly every one of us indulge. Maybe it’s the special treats we only see a few times a year or maybe we overeat due the stress or the exuberance that the holidays bring. Whatever the case may be, it is one that we ultimately have control over and can start to prepare for. As we inch closer and closer to the holiday season, we can turn our focus to the workplace and how we can start/maintain healthy habits that will help us to maintain total health of both mind and body through the holidays and beyond....

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Oct 11 2013
Health in the Office: The Office Chair as a Medical Device

| Health and Wellness, Office Seating

When you think of medical devices...

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