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Defining Sedentary

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Do you have a sedentary lifestyle, even if you go to the gym? sed·en·tar·y ˈsednˌterē/ adjective characterized by much sitting and little physical exercise. The term sedentary is misconceived and misused. Someone who is sedentary doesn't just mean someone who isn't active. It's someone who isn't active a lot during their day. You may hit the gym

Top 5 Apps to Get You Moving!

Everyone complains about how attached we are to our devices, and everyone complains that there isn't enough time in the day for exercise. Smartpods knows better. Our philosophy is that it's time to bring movement into everything we do - not use the things we do as an excuse not to move. So, if you're

Excess Weight Beyond the Scale

If you're carrying extra weight, you have a higher than average risk of over FIFTY different health problems. Heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and certain types of cancer all carry higher risks in people who are overweight. The fact of the matter is, there is a direct relationship between our weight and our wellbeing. Recent studies

Get Up and Move!

We've all been there. You get home from work and you're exhausted from a day of phone calls and meetings and videoconferences. All you want to do is sit and relax and watch tv so you can fall asleep and do it all again tomorrow. But we all know the link between exercise and mental

Five Ways Modern Innovation Has Changed the Workplace

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Email, IM, telecommute, virtual assistants: the workplace today is practically unrecognizable from the workplace 40 or even 20 years ago. 1. Email and Instant Messaging have become significant time savers as questions get answered and problems get solved with speed and efficiency. Gone are the days of distracting conversations and rabbit trails while sitting in

5 Ways to Keep Moving in Winter

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Move walking meetings indoors. Meeting in a park, making a lap around the office, or even meeting while on a coffee run may be best reserved for sumer and fall, but that doesn't mean that meetings have to happen in chairs. Meet in your local shopping centre, take a walk around the floor or atrium

The Problem With Your Sit-Stand Desk

Sit-stand desks are great and if used correctly will help improved the health of users; however, as a physical therapist, the problem that my clients experience with this type of technology is that it relies on the user’s compliance for it to be successful and for employers to reap their Return on Investments (ROI).  In the past

Fix Your Posture, Fix Your Pain

We talked about the top 10 posture killers, and now it's time to fix them. Being aware of your posture and your common faults is a great first step, but it's time to go even further. 14 TIPS TO FIX YOUR POSTURE 1. Turn the tables. Get a moving desk. Your goal is more movement, so a

Posture Problems Are a Pain in the Neck

Parents often demand that children sit up and stop slouching, for no other reason than it looks bad. But the importance of posture cannot be underestimated, affecting millions of us every day. From neck and back pain to blood flow and respiration, posture can have a major impact on how we live and how we feel every day. 10

Study: The Sedentary Office – British Journal of Sports Medicine

We are constantly on the search for research-based evidence to support our claim that movement = health, and that a healthy workplace cannot be a sedentary workplace. This study be the British Journal of Sports Medicine has confirmed what we already knew. ABSTRACT: An international group of experts convened to provide guidance for employers to

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