1. For men: Don’t sit on your wallet! When you put your wallet in your back pocket, that’s what you’re doing. That makes you sitting in a unbalanced posture, adding to back discomfort. This is a common complaint of truckers and sales reps. A helpful hint for those of you who travel a lot by [...]
April is stress awareness month – held every April since 1992. Stress can affect your health and well-being in several ways. Stressed people are more susceptible to: headaches high blood pressure heart disease depression a lowered immune system insomnia To alleviate the effects of stress, you can: exercise – exercise and time spent outdoors can [...]
If you have ever wondered about the science behind the “runners high” check out the graphic below. It explains our brain’s physiological response to exercise and the resulting stress relief. Since stress does all kinds of nasty things to our bodies and many of us suffer from “sitting disease” exercise is a crucial component to [...]
Sometimes you need to practice gentler yoga poses or a way to (somewhat) discreetly fit yoga into your day. This sequence from SparkPeople is a great way to practice yoga in your office or anywhere you have a seat. Head over to SparkPeople to get more details about each pose.
Earlier in the year we shared a post on office ergonomics, the applied science of equipment design to create a work space that fits you and the work you are doing while maximizing productivity by reducing fatigue and discomfort. This info graphic is an excellent complement to our previous post because it offers detailed information [...]