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5 Tips for Transitioning to a Standing Desk

I’ve been using a standing desk for about a year. My first standing desk was a stack of books on top of a printer on top of a bookshelf—it was pretty unsightly but it got the job done. I felt way bett…

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10 Yoga Poses For People Who Sit All Day

Do you work a desk job and worry that sitting all day may be harming your health? These yoga poses can help undo some of the damage that all of that sitting has done to your body. Millions of A…

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The Simple Workplace Exercise With Huge Benefits

Plenty has been said about the benefits of standing while you work, as well as the downfalls of sitting too much. However, not as much has been revealed about the benefits of walking while you work. …

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Why Kids Can’t Sit Still in Class

ADHD diagnoses are on the rise, and it's hard not to wonder why kids today have so much trouble sitting still compared to kids 20 or 30 years ago. I think it's tempting to blame genetics or even say t…

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A Surprising Hazard of Sitting All Day

Who would have guessed that a natural posture could be so dangerous to our health?  According to researchers from the University of Regensburg, Germany, a sedentary lifestyle increases the risk of cer…

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3 Exercises to Treat Back Pain

Shortly after Jon Boyle, 23, competed in his first triathlon in 2005, he developed pain in his lower back and right shoulder. It bothered him most when he ran, but also while riding his bike and sit…

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How Long Should You be Sitting Every Day?

Now here is news to make you sit up — or rather stand up — and take note. Dr. Dylan Thompson, senior lecturer at the University of Bath, says you should aim to sit for less than 60 percent of your …

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The Dangerous Habit That May Be Increasing Women’s Death Risk

Inactive lifestyles and periods of prolonged sitting have been named as significant contributors to climbing rates of obesity and chronic illness in America, and a new study shows that aging adults ar…

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Are You Killing Yourself by Sitting?

You can skip this article if you rarely engage in the following activities, or do so only for a few minutes of the day: TV viewing, video game playing, computer use (collective termed “screen time”), …

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Sit No More! 5 Ways to Become More Active

You should exercise more. The American Heart Association's recommendation for healthy adults is approximately 30 minutes of moderate exercise a day, 5 times a week. But let's think about what the …

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