Stand up to read this blog post. The American Institute for Cancer Research has a nice infographic on how increasing your routine daily activity can reduce your risk of getting cancer. Perhaps the most interesting and encouraging evidence behind this graph is how little you may need to do during the work day to reduce […]
The Seattle Times jobs section included a nice article on treadmill desks yesterday which quoted both me and my friend Ron Wiener, who recently opened the world’s first treadmill desk store in Bellevue, WA. I love this quote in the story from Ron about how we’re still at the very beginning of the treadmill desk […]
I just funded the Indiegogo campaign for this nifty-looking sitting monitor. Here’s how the founders describe the project: “Rise keeps track of how much you sit throughout the day. It pairs with your smartphone to show you your sitting trends, send you reminders to rise off your chair, and allows you to compete with friends […]
Wally confronts Dilbert’s pointy-headed boss with his concerns about “sitting disease.” Fun stuff. Dilbert by Scott Adams, Nov. 17, 2013
Here’s to Chester Carlson, who used static electricity created with a handkerchief, light and dry powder to make the first photocopy on Oct. 22, 1938. Xerox didn’t commercially market the machine for almost 20 years, until 1959. The office has never been the same. NPR podcast story, Happy Birthday, Copy Machine!
A friend is working on creating a list of all the small, routine movements that we have quit doing over the past 50 years due to automation and other labor-saving advances. She’s asking for suggestions in the Wellness is a Business Strategy group over at LinkedIn. If you’ve got more ideas, please join that group […]
Fantastic overview of meditation – its benefits, the science behind it, and how to get started. I’ve struggled myself with getting a meditation practice started. I’ll re-read this one the next time I find myself rationalizing not meditating. The photo from Lifehacker shows the remarkable stillness that settles over the brain during meditation.
Nice TED Talk from Steve Ramirez and Xu Liu, the scientists who discovered that they could implant memories of events that had never happened into lab mice. Wow!
I really enjoyed this informative, in-depth TED Radio Hour podcast on memory. Three segments: Scott Fraser: Can Eyewitnesses Create Memories? Daniel Kahneman: How Do Experiences Become Memories? Joshua Foer: Can Anyone Learn To Be A Master Memorizer?
Stress management begins with good general fitness habits. Regular exercise, good nutrition, sound sleep patterns, and other good health habits can all help reduce your stress levels. But beyond these fitness basics there are a number of practices you can use to specifically manage stress. Many of these practices come from the mind-body tradition. Your […]