Worklife balance

Easy exercises you can do at your desk

Working out is hard. Not only because of the demanding exercises, but when you’re a professional focusing on your career, it can be difficult to take out a couple of hours every day to hit the gym. As a result, we've seen the growth of a lot of work-related physical conditions that can be attributed to a sedentary lifestyle.

The good news is, even if you’re not going to the gym, all it takes is a few steps to ensure that your back, neck and eyes don’t pay the price for your desk-based lifestyle. Here are a few easy desk-based exercises to start your off.

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1. The Puppy Dog

Sit up straight. Try to touch your right ear to your right shoulder. Hold for 10 seconds. Do the same with your left ear. 10 repetitions.

2. Up Into The Sky

Interlace your fingers with your palms facing out. While sitting in the same position, try reaching as high as you can.

3. What’s Around

Turn your head to the right, try to look over your shoulder. Hold for a few seconds. Repeat for the other side.

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4. Open Up

Sit straight. With your hands behind you, press your palms together. Hold for 10 seconds.

 

5. 20/20/20 Vision

Every 20 minutes, take your eyes off your computer and focus your eyes at anything kept more than 20 ft away for 20 seconds.

 

These should at least protect your neck, back and eyes from severe strain, but some things are unavoidable. Fix your posture while you’re at your desk, take regular breaks to walk around and stretch your legs, and lastly eat and sleep well.

Advantages of co-working spaces over typical office spaces

Theres been a lot of buzz about coworking spaces - especially how they overcome challenges faced by early-stage startups and mid-sized teams. That is to say, those businesses which require economical solutions to their office needs while still availing all facilities including conference rooms for important meetings. 

At The Hive, we have a thoughtfully designed space that seeks to fulfil a range of needs. Some of the advantages over traditional office spaces are as follow:

#1: Socialising & connections
 

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At a traditional office, a company is responsible for creating its own chemistry, without which team members begin to feel a little cut-off. With many different kinds of members that flow through shared spaces, there are much greater chances that one makes connections at various levels.

All over our space, we provide little nooks and crannies that members can use to unwind or rebuild focus on their work, especially through a feeling of being connected.
 

#2: Instil a flat hierarchy into the company culture

This is somewhat of a larger concern than it appears, as private cabins in traditional office spaces tend to isolate some of the best thinkers from their teams & the pulse of the work. With co-working spaces, teams typically sit together for their normal day & use conference rooms or similar informal spaces for private meetings. A flat hierarchy gets imbibed in the company culture.

#3: Flexible offerings with greater mobility

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Each company, organisation and team comes with its own sets of nuanced needs and tastes, which grow and evolve over time. The flexibility provided to members of The Hive, be it service-related or space-related is always with the aim of catering to changing needs. Just like your company, The Hive too is constantly growing and evolving.

If, say, your roadmap has plans to expand your 20 member team to a 50 member one over a period of 6 months, we take that into account while planning our offering that’ll be best suited to your needs. 

#4: Multi-purpose spaces

For a small team that does a lot of B2B work, it might be a little difficult to get an office space that they can awe clients with. Collaborative spaces overcome this challenge through pooled resources, often integrating well-designed common spaces that can be used flexibly for meetings and more. 

Everyone appreciates the extra breathing room on offer, and these spaces become conducive to building new relationships.

We look at co-working as the smartest way forward, and work every day to help our community make the most of it. The buzz of activity around VR Bengaluru and frequent events conducted at The Hive offer an entirely different experience to what one might find at typical office spaces. We invite you to get a taste of it for yourself.

The Hive: Solving work space conundrums

Located in Whitefield, The Hive caters to those who are looking to nurture and grow the next generation of business. What sets us apart from the competition is the seamless access to state-of-the-art retail, hospitality, entertainment, and F&B experiences that the mall offers to our creative professionals and emerging enterprises.

Read on about our 100,000 sq.ft ecosystem that is designed to blur the lines between personal, professional, and social lives of those who work at this shared creative space.

The Science of Peak Performance

On the occasion of “World Health Day”, The Hive in collaboration with Human Fractal conducted a workshop on “The science of peak mental and physical performance”.

The workshop was aimed to provide an overview of scientific approach to health and fitness.