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If You're Trying To Lose Weight, Walk Away From The Standing Desk
In the words of Kelly Clarkson, "Just walk away."
Primal Foot: Standing on Flat Ground Is Worse Than Sitting
Co-founder and CEO of CHARFEN, How Entrepreneurs Think™
Flat ground limits us to a single range of motion, compared to the natural variety of movements we should be accustomed to. This weakens our body and ignores how it has evolved to function optimally.
6 Yoga Poses For Anyone Who Sits At A Desk All Day
Start on all fours with your finger tips pointing forward, then rotate your right wrist so that it's pointing forward and
Taking a Stand (Literally) for Health in Schools
Researcher, author, consultant, and food educator
Not only do standing desks in classrooms improve health outcomes, they also improve academic performance. This is like a public health professional's dream! Why aren't these everywhere?
Sitting All Day Can Make Everything Hurt, But There's A Way To Fix It
If your mid back hurts... The problem: You're probably slouching, and you're definitely not moving enough. The fix: Move
Get Up, Stand Up: Stand Up for Your Life
Paul Spector MD
Health consultant and writer specializing in prevention and ag...
It may be more important to move throughout the day than have a great bout of daily exercise. The researchers examined the
The Health Risks Of Sitting Too Much
By Beth Howard, Grandparents.com
In other data, scientists at Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge, LA, estimated that if everyone sat no
These Active Desk Chairs Want To Transform The Way You Sit
In case you haven't heard, sitting is the new smoking. And to make matters worse, it appears that no level of physical activity
The Truth About What Sitting All Day Is Doing to You
Dr. Sanjay Jain, MD
Doctor, work-life expert, NY Times best selling author and key...
Active breaks can help us all avoid the harmful effects of sitting all day. Take an active break at least once an hour, and remember that an active break can be effective even if it is as short as a minute or two.
Exercise More or Sit Less?
Nutrition & Fitness Coach, Author
There's no doubt we can all make an effort to increase our standing or walking outside of the hours we're expected to sit.
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Stand Up or Die Trying
Columnist, SFGate/San Francisco Chronicle; Author, 'The Daring...
Mark Morford is an award-winning columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle/SFGate, the author of The Daring Spectacle: Adventures
5 Weird Things Your Desk Job May Be Doing To Your Body
What it might be: An especially painful variation of tendonitis, which is called De Quervain's tenosynovitis. It can be caused
Silicon Valley Syndrome: More Evidence That Your Desk Job Is Killing You
Sitting at a computer for hours and hours, day after day, is the modern equivalent of eating too much steak and smoking cigarettes
Why the 'Sit-able City' Is the Next Big Idea
Charles R. Wolfe
Seattle attorney and writer
A greater focus on the sit-able is an invitation to rich discussion and ready illustration based on human tradition.
Ultimate Guide To Good Posture At Work (INFOGRAPHIC)
More from Greatist: 47 Ways To Boost Brain Power Now Are Six-Pack Abs Worth It? What's Really In My Hot Dog? Get health and
Stretches All Desk Workers Should Do Today
2. Hip Flexors And Iliopsoas. These muscle groups are at an especially high risk of tightening after long days at a desk
Breathing Tips: Sitting at Your Desk
Carla Melucci Ardito
Yoga Teacher, Somatic Therapist
When the pelvis is in a neutral position there is an element of balance. If you find that you can easily tilt your pelvis
Why Working Out Sucks
Humorist. Writer. Essayist. LGBT-centric.
You might want to stand up for this: Sitting will kill you. You might say, "Joanne, that's old news. Where were you a few months ago when that was first reported?" My real answer is, "Sitting on my couch eating Thin Mints."
How Sitting Too Much Is Making Us Sick and Fat -- And What to Do About It
Your Personal Paleo Code
There's no question that regular exercise is essential to health. For the vast majority of our evolutionary history, we've had to exert ourselves -- often quite strenuously -- to get food, find shelter and simply survive.
The Healthiest Way To Sit (INFOGRAPHIC)
By Amanda Schupak for YouBeauty.com How many hours do you spend at the computer every day? Eight? Ten? Twelve? Taking a seat
Sitting And Your Health: You May Move More Than You Think (VIDEO)
Think you spend too much time sitting? You may move more than you think. That was Dr. James Levine's surprising finding on
Quick Exercise Tips For Work, From Joy Bauer (WATCH)
How To Get Your Good Posture Back
Pilates is a good way to right your posture. Thankfully for me, yoga is, too, according to Kornel. All of your instructors
Women Who Get Recommended Amount Of Exercise Still Sit Too Much, Study Finds
For more reasons to stand up already, click through the slideshow: At this point, research has made it pretty clear that
Sit Less, Stand More: Your Health Depends On It
Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP
Spokesperson for the National Kidney Foundation
Where do you fall on the sitting spectrum? This study classified low levels of sitting time as under three hours a day, moderate levels of sitting time as three to eight hours, and high levels of sitting as more than eight hours of sitting each day.
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