Ergonomic Advice

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How Standing Helps Lower Your Risk of Weight Gain and Obesity

Working from home has you sitting all day until the work hours are over...

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How to Shift to an Ergonomic Lifestyle

When working from home has been the choice of all workers and employers because of the pandemic, you found yourself not ready for it...

Fun Ways to Improve your Toddler's Pencil Grip on the L Shaped Standing Desk

Stick figures, doodles, and abstract drawings...

Worth The Weight: The (Weight) Loss Is Your Gain

Worth The Weight: The (Weight) Loss Is Your Gain

Losing weight would not feel like a losing battle with these tried and tested tips...

Health issues related to physical inactivity

7 Standing Desk Workout Routines to Stay Fit

Working an eight to nine-hour shift every day may have financial benefits in the long run as it ensures the provision of a stable income...

How to Make your Living Room Elegant-looking with an Accent Chair

It surely is timeless to be elegant. It is something that never gets old but just gets gold...

Real Vibe of the Desk Bike Music: Mozart or Nicki

You’re reshuffling your playlist on Spotify. It’s the start of a busy work day and you’re really looking for something that could fuel you up...

The desk that serves as a workout buddy.

Bamboo Standing Desk: An Effective Workout Buddy

 I personally have the problem of shedding extra layers of fat on my chest, arms, and belly...

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The Effectivity of an Endomorph's Weight Loss with a Vibration Plate

Whenever you go to the gym, what do you usually notice?

Benefits of Placing Cactus on Floating Shelves

In other countries, there is a popular belief that putting cacti inside the house could bring bad luck because of its thorns...

Soutien Ergonomic Office Chair

Why You Need the Soutien Ergonomic Office Chair For Your Work Area

Ergonomic chairs are an essential investment for your home office.

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A standing desk with a wireless charger? The need to adapt workstations

The future of the workplace is changing every day with wireless charging becoming the next big thing in standing desks...

The Five Love Languages Through Playing Video Games and How Every Parent Can Mas

The Five Love Languages Through Playing Video Games and How Every Parent Can Master It

Express your love for your little gamer with the 5 love languages...

Study Buddies

Study Buddies

Design a child-friendly and conducive study room for your children.

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How an Optimal Ergonomic Gaming Setup Creates a Series of Wins

Being an avid gamer myself, I have found the importance of ergonomic chairs and the more recent adjustable desks the hard way...

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Obesity: A Growing Public Health Concern

Kate, 30 years old has the most beautiful face in her company...

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Ergonomic Solutions as a WFH Lifesaver

When talking about a work-from-home setup, different reactions can be derived from it...

tired man

Practical Tips to Treat Fatigue to Regain Productivity

Do you experience fatigue when you're in the middle of doing something or do you sometimes  feel it even after waking up in the morning?

Monitor Stand Workstation with Storage Organizer DIY Drawer S1W

Is the Monitor Stand Workstation with Storage Organizer DIY Drawer S1W the Best Fit for Your Work-From-Home Setup?

Did you know that the way you plan or set up your home office has an impact on how productive you are?

The Right Office Furniture For The Writer

The Right Office Furniture For The Writer

It is more fun to write if you have the right office furniture.

stressed woman

Physical Activity and Mental Health

Hannah wakes up every morning at 6:00 am to prepare breakfast for the family of five...

The Perfect Morning Routine For The Work-From-Home Employee

The Perfect Morning Routine For The Work-From-Home Employee

Due to the rising COVID-19 fatalities, employees all over the world were advised to stay and work at the safety of their homes...

Home Office Activity

How to Boost Physical Health While Working at Home

The times have changed, and you are staying at home to avoid risking yourself from the virus...

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FlexiSpot Furniture and Accessories That You Need for Your Home Office

It is estimated that the average person spends about a third of their entire life sitting in the office during the most productive phase of their lives...

Healthy eating habits when working from home

6 Healthy Eating Habits to Adopt When Working from Home

Since most of us are still working from home...

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Self-Care for Freelancers: How to Maintain the Work-Life Balance?

Freelancers have always been working from home...

Body stiffness caused by poor workstation

Ergonomic Home Office Setup for Avoiding Back Pain at Work

Spending most of your time at home can be taxing, especially if you are working at home...

 Standing Desks and Their Role in Keeping You Healthy

How Standing Desks Can Help Beat Your Sedentary Lifestyle

Decades of sitting on a chair for hours...

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How Flexispot Takes Care of Our WFH Workers

With millions of workers affected by the Corona virus pandemic

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How to Work Efficiently While Keeping Fit at the Same Time

Sedentary life is becoming a lifestyle

A home office

Must-Haves for Your Home Office

With more and more people working from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, at-home workspaces have become an integral part of life for most people...

Go Hit Your Fitness Goals With The Perfect Exercise Products

Go Hit Your Fitness Goals With These Perfect Exercise Equipment

Having a hard time hitting your fitness goals? Then these are the equipment that can help you achieve it!

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Working From Home with "Fur-Workers"

Working from home isn't so bad for introverts or homebodies like me.

Meditation for mental health, Reach out to mental health professionals

The Simple Guide for a Mentally Sound Mind and Heart amidst the Pandemic

The heart of the pandemic is the pandemic brewing inside our minds and hearts.

Chair Meditation

Mindfulness and Meditation on an Ergonomic Chair: A Crash or a Click

Mindfulness and Meditation on an Ergonomic Chair: A Crash or a Click

 

“Find your inner Zen; ground yourself and field your auric shield with light”.

 

Every day, we wake up with the desire to fill our centers with love and light. We chant that affirmation.  We wake up in the morning feeling hopeful that Gaia would bless us with all the abundance and all our spirit guides will be on our favor, showering us with the first phone call from a high school crush or an inbox with a message of the 80% off for all the watches from your favorite watch store. Yet, the moment the phone rings, you’d just realize that the call from your high school crush would be his wedding invitation for you (after so many years of liking, putting a heart on all his posts, and for being up until late at night to see his latest uploaded vlog on the social media) and the watch you’re really desiring has already been out of stock. We would just end up asking ourselves: what else could go wrong? This thought is something that needs to be acknowledged and release. As what spiritual teachers say “acknowledge and release”. Every emotion should be known and one should let go of the negative feelings that weaken our spirit. At times, they all fall unto one spectrum. In most worse cases, it’s on our spectrum that these negative vibes fall. A lot of blog posts and tutorials online may help us how to do the right meditation. There are some teachers who say that the perfect way to do the meditation is to ground yourself on the floor with pillows around. Light some incense, center yourself and empty your mind. That’s pretty challenging, right? A lot of blogsites will teach us that the mindfulness habit that we need to observe and practice are the following: mindfulness, meditation, scripting (a manifestation practice wherein you’ll need to write down the great things or positive things about yourself or you may write the opposite qualities that y

Disorganized Girl

Decluttering 101: The Power of Mesh Desk Organizer DO01

“A place free of slabs and scraps is a place free of scabs”

-Dimitri Freedom

You work the 9-5 job every day. You wake up in the morning feeling dizzy not because of the whiskey you have drunken the last night but with how disorganized your place is. You jumped out of bed 20 minutes before your Zoom meeting. You suddenly realize that the cigarette butts were on the ashtray flowing and you forgot to throw away the paper plate of Tacos you ate last night. It’s a bachelor’s life you thought. You took a quick hot shower and off you go to your workplace at the side of your couch. You still feel uneasy; a little more irritated. Then the Zoom meeting started and ended an hour after yet still you feel the discomfort. You look around your place and the answer to the question that bugs you suddenly pops in to your mind: you got a place so disorganized. Another questions pops in: how could this be a better workplace?

In article (https://regoslife.com/tag/disadvantages-of-being-disorganized) posted online theymentioned various disadvantages of being disorganized. It was mentioned the following the things that may be an effect of being disorganized. According to the author, having a lot of clutters on your workplace does can mean a sloppy work. Have you observed a fast food crew member? Whenever he makes a burger, what is the first thing that you notice? He carefully places all the ingredients in order. First is the other bun then he puts the juicy patty. He carefully lays the lettuce, tomatoes, onions, sometimes pickles, and other fried foods dressed with garlic cheese sauce and ends with the other half bun. Now, imagine the fellow crew member beside him. He hurries up to put the dressing right after the first bun. Then, he adds

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The Only Bike You'll Ever Need for Work

It has been more than a year now, and some of us are still stuck at home.

Productivity Setup

How to Maximize WFH Comfort Using FlexiSpot Equipment

When it comes to working from home, you are exposed to different factors that may affect your productivity.

Spine Health

Best Adjustable Standing Desk for People with Scoliosis

I found out I have scoliosis when I was eight.

Surviving WFH

3 Products That Could Help You Survive WFH

In the wake of the COVID-19, millions of people have shifted to the work-from-home (WFH) model...

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How to Stay Productive Taking Online Classes During Lockdown

The pandemic has upended the world and the field of education is no exception. Students and teachers find themselves in uncharted territory. Virtual classrooms have replaced traditional in-person interactions. Online classes and remote study have become the norm rather than the exception. In this scenario, keeping yourself productiveand focusing on learning can be quite challenging. However, mastering some key skills such as time management and creating a conducive environment at home can help you stay motivated.

Challenges of online Learning

Easy access to technology and the Internet have to some extent made the transition to online learning smoother than expected. However, there still remain quite a few challenges that can keep you from optimal productivity.

  • Not everyone knows the ins and outs of operating a computer. With live online classes being the norm, it’s possible that you are unable to resolve every technical glitch on your own and this can slow you down.
  • Lack of a quiet and proper space to study and complete coursework or the inability to attend an online class in solitude can prove yet another deterrent, largely effecting on the study effectiveness.

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  • Sitting for long hours can lead to physical discomfort in the form of back and neck pain. Poor posture and lack of ergonomic furniture can add to your woes. Looking at a computer for long hours can have an adverse impact on your eyes. It can also wreak havoc on your sleep patterns and mental well-being.

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  • There are likely to be way more distractions at home than in a classroom. This can m

5 Ways to Detox from Digital

When it comes to disconnecting at a time of a pandemic, the task almost seems impossible and hardly practical. With these 3 simple tips, you can opt to gain a balanced mindset and detox all the negative and unproductive emotions you may be dealing with. For more updates listen to our weekly podcast Ergotcha! Now available on Google, Spotify and everywhere you can listen to podcasts! Join our hosts Shahida and Daisy as they explore ergonomics, lifestyle tips and more. While we may provide you with a quick guide to this week’s episode, feel free to explore what a digital detox is and how to apply it into your everyday life.



Let’s Get Into It!

A Digital Detox is all about disconnecting from technology when it’s needed. If you ever find yourself constantly checking your phone and feeling the need to always reply as soon as you get a message, an email or a notification, chances are you’re in need of a digital detox fast! These feelings can lead to the development of anxiety and can affect your mental health negatively in the long run. Dr. Jennifer Weniger

6 Productivity Tips to Overcome Procrastination While Working From Home

You just checked your calendar and saw that you have three deadlines today. You sigh and tell yourself that you will take a breather first. But instead of going back to work, you check your phone, you cuddle with your pet, and then get a cup of coffee. And before you know it, you just wasted an hour of doing something else other than what you ought to be doing.

You feel bad and ask yourself what’s wrong. You are procrastinating, and it’s a prevalent phenomenon. This study shows that procrastination comprises over a quarter of most people’s working days, costing employers about $10,000 per employee per year.

 

What is procrastination?

It is defined as failing to regulate yourself. This is a major issue that must be tackled especially now that working from home seems to be the new norm. Since there is no boss or colleague to monitor your work, you should motivate yourself to finish things within an agreed timeframe.

It is an uphill battle. Adjusting to this new work setup can affect productivity but that does not mean that procrastination should be a part of the process.

 

You can overcome procrastination  

Luckily for us, we can avoid procrastination if we really want to. It needs will power and then some, but it will be rewarding to finally get off the rut and start accomplishing things. Here

How to Ward Off the Dreaded “Office Butt”

Heres the deal: Sitting too much might be jeopardizing your hard work to get the toned tush. Those long hours of sitting on your office chair are deactivating the nerves that activate gluteal muscles, which promotes atrophy or weakening of muscles. When this happens, the sleepy butt or office butt syndrome will make it hard for you to gain results for your backside.

What are the gluteal muscles?

When we think of our butt, we usually think about how good a firm derriere would look good in  swimwear or your jeans. But the muscles in our butt have way more functions than aesthetics. They are the powerhouse of strength in the body and support you through different ranges of motion with the right posture.

It is composed of three muscle groups: the gluteus maximus, the gluteus medius, and the gluteus minimus. Working those three muscles is a must because they can help avoid injuries in the lower back, hamstrings, and knees. The good thing is that you can awaken your glute muscles with specific exercises including amending how you go about your office day to ensure that your rear is working.

Say no to the office butt

  1. Engage your gluteal muscles now Exercising is still the king of activity for your glutes. After all, they are muscles waiting to be developed. If you want a low-impact workout, you can start with barre exercises. Doing a
 standing desk converter

Four Factors You Must Consider When Buying a Corner Standing Desk Converter

Make sure that these factors are right on the money before buying a corner standing converter.

Confident young designer working with drawing tablet at home office

Bad Office Habits That Can Affect Your Productivity Levels And How To Avoid Them

Break free from these bad office habits and increase your productivity levels. 

Tired attractive woman sitting at desk near laptop at home

How To Maintain Great Posture While Doing Your Daily Routine

Maintaining postural habits that foster good health and wellness 

Avoiding Distractions

How To Stay Focused at work In A World Full Of Distractions

Staying focused and keeping a firm mind at work in a world full of distractions 

Businessman at home working on laptop

Coronavirus: How to gainfully engage yourself during self-isolation

Tips to help you lead a full life during social distancing caused by the coronavirus pandemic. 

Stylish Electric SitStand Workstation for home office

The Introduction Of My New Smart Workstation

Ergonomics has been considered to be a thing that addresses purpose and usefulness over what it might look like in design and shape.

Using desk bike during work

How a Desk Bike Can Help You Remain Productive While You Exercise

In today’s busy world, it can be challenging to find enough time to accomplish the various tasks you need to complete each day. Whether you have an important project to complete for work or trying to squeeze in some time to read a book by your favorite author. When you lead a busy life, it can be difficult to balance your work life and relaxation time. Especially, between trying to help your children with their homework and preparing your evening meal. You need to find time to fit in your fitness routine to help maintain a healthy body. Fortunately, a solution is available with a height adjustable desk bike that will allow you to accomplish other tasks while getting your daily exercises in.

Ways to Combine Exercising and Other Tasks

  • A height adjustable exercise desk will allow you to ride a stationary bike while you complete other tasks using the desk.
  • You can place a book on the desktop to read while you pump your legs to get your daily exercises.
  • You can surf the internet on your laptop or work on an important presentation while you tackle your fitness routine.
  • From a game of solitaire to a conference meeting with co-workers, you do not have to stay sedentary with an exercise bike that provides a desk for you to work on.

Fit for Comfort in an Instant

One of the benefits of using a height adjustable exercise bike is the ability to fit the equipment to your specific size quickly. Whether you need to adjust the seat higher or move the desktop closer, you simply press a lever that will allow you to slide the seating or desk into a comfortable position. There is no need to get off the bike to adjust the seat to fit your height and will allow you to start exercising while you obtain the position that you need.

Accomplish More in a Day

When you are exercising, there are

Attractive businesswoman doing a presentation

How To Be Effortlessly Charismatic

The whole truth about being effortlessly charismatic 

DAY OFF Vacation

Want To Get More Work Done Next Week, Start By Taking A Day Off

Let me run you through some adverse effects of being occupied with a job the whole week and not having a day off, and I will also take you on a proper insight on why and how you can integrate a day off into your work life and the promising and yielding results.

Worried sad man has many questions looking down

Harnessing The Power Of Self-Doubt

Have you ever felt like you're not enough? Have you ever felt like everyone is doing so much better and you're just stuck in a place? Or have you ever felt like you're a fraud and you'll soon be found out?

a cup of coffee On Monday Morning

Do You Think Your New Year's Resolution Has Failed? Try A Monday Re-Set!

Failing new year resolutions? Monday-reset is an effectual strategy and here's why. 

four kids spent too much time on screens

More Time on Screens Means More Soda, Sports Drinks for Teens

How screen time affects the eating habits of teenagers and children, especially when it concerns sodas and sports drinks. 

The businessman is standing in front of many notes

Why Our Brains Tell Us We are Good Multitaskers When We Are Definitely Not

Our brains tell us we are good at multitasking when we really are not, why? 

how to apply the

Small, Incremental Changes: How to keep to your new year resolutions

A guide on how to apply the"starting small" principle to your new year's resolutions. 

A home office worker is creating her online course

How to Earn a Substantial Income from Making Online Courses

If you’re not tapping into the limitless potentials of the internet today, then you’re living in the past alone. One of the best ways to achieve the required positioning for success through the internet is to create online courses for the billions of internet users spread around the world who are looking to skill up or increase their knowledge of a particular subject. You can create online courses from your room today, and earn a substantial income without moving an inch from your comfort zone. 

A female freelancer is working

How Much Income Can the Average US Freelancer Actually Make?

Finding freelance work is customizable to the average person’s skills, can be lucrative, and can even allow you to reduce hours at a job that is more stressful and demanding. There is no rule that says you need a Monday through Friday 9-5 job. Make your life what you want it, and give freelance work a try.

The employee is feeling confused when face choices

Is being a Manager the right career move for you?

As you progress in your career, and move up the ladder, one natural step you would seem to take is to become a Manager. But, as you review the role and responsibilities, you being to wonder, is it the right step for you? 

A man is facing career choice

How To Make More Money If You Don’t Want To Be A Manager

It is undoubtedly evident that a robust salary attracts robust obligations and duties, and at some point in your career,  you would have to make some giant steps to building yourself and making impacts. 

A man is writing about the balance between work and life

I’m Ambitious and I Want to Show it, But What About My Time?

Whether you work at an office or other workplace, or you work at home, balancing your work ambition and your personal time can be a challenge.  Yes, you need to do what you have to do in order to reach your professional goals, but you can’t stop caring for your own personal needs.  

A keyboard shows Don't be busy, be productive

How to Free Up Time to Focus on What Matters Most

Could you use more free time in your life?  With these simple tricks, you may have more time than you realize to focus on your life vision.

A female staff is surrounded by many files

Burnt Out With A Prolonged Spell Of Work? Here Is How To Express You Are Overwhelmed To Your Boss

Do you feel like you are squeezing yourself? For the sake of delivering projects on time, meeting deadlines, and making everything happen at work, you are burning midnight oil. You might feel lost, perplexed, and stuck. Finding a way out in this situation seems like the most difficult task of your life. 

A man wearing suit is climbing a mountain

Work Smarter, Not Harder

What do people mean when they use the phrase “work smarter, not harder”? Usually, they mean that you should make your work process more efficient by decreasing the time and effort it takes to complete a task. Here are some tips and tricks to help you perfect the process of working smarter...not harder.

A woman is thinking to do things right now or later

What You Need To Know About Procrastination

Procrastination is a problem experienced by millions of individuals. It is extremely easy for some folks to simply put off what could be done today until another time. They have to do with what you feel and what you're faced with. And you can change that.

A keyboard and other office accessories

Clean Your Desk In Three Easy Steps

This details how you can quickly organize your desk to create a professional and inviting workspace in three easy steps during your downtime. We provide tips and tricks on how to clean, inventory, and consolidate everything on your desk from pens to sticky notes.

A female employee is holding an hourglass

Time Management at Work

Time management has been an important aspect of work since the Industrial Revolution. Tips for managing time at work include doing a time audit, making to-do lists, setting a timer, group similar tasks, and don’t multitask. Attention and energy management are also alternatives, effective ways to manage time at work.

Young woman meeting with a therapist

A Primer to Therapy: How to Choose a Therapist Who Is Right for You

Lately, you've been struggling, and you don't know how to choose a therapist. Here's a guide and an explanation of different therapy models to consider. 

What is metabolism?

How Does Metabolism Work?

What is metabolism, exactly? Can you actually boost it? 

Sauerkraut on a fork

The Benefits of Foods High in Probiotics

Are probiotics good for you? In the world of supplements versus foods high in probiotics, you definitely want the latter. Here's why. 

Meat, fish, nuts and vegetables spread out on a table

Paleo Rules: The Science Behind the Diet

There's a very strong chance that, at some point, you've heard some mention of something called the paleo diet. What is the paleo diet? 

Morning Routine for a better life.

How a Morning Routine Will Change Your Work Life

The benefits of a morning routine are endless. For the motivation to get started on one, check out this article. 

Regular exercise can improve sleep

In the Name of Sleep: When Is the Best Time to Work Out?

How does exercise affect sleep? 

Keto diet and intermittent fasting

The Keto Diet: Ketosis and Intermittent Fasting

Among the most popular nutritionally strategies used by many are the keto diet and intermittent fasting. But what are these different dietary tools? 

A woman with low self-esteem

How to Improve Self-Esteem

The effects of low self-esteem can affect career advancement. Here's how to improve self-esteem on an individual and company-wide level. 

home made meal

How Healthy Meal Prep can Help You Lose Weight

The number one thing preventing people from healthy living is a lack of preparation. So get more prepared — with healthy meal prep! 

loose weight

Do Standing Desks Help You Lose Weight?

Working a desk job may be good for your bank account, but odds are that it hasn’t been good for your waistline. A 2013 CareerBuilder survey found that 41% of workers report having gained weight at their desk jobs. 

 macro diet

The Macro Diet 101: The Basic Science Behind Macronutrients

Counting macronutrients sounds like high-level diet lingo reserved for bodybuilders and nutritionists, but it's a lot less complicated than it sounds. 

best diet to lose weight

What is the Best Diet to Lose Weight?

With so many diets out there, from paleo to keto to Mediterranean, it's hard to know what the best diet to lose weight is. Find out now! 

5 Ways to Create a Stress-Free Workspace

The condition of your workspace has a direct connection to how productive you are and how satisfied you feel at work. When we’re struggling with productivity, the first cause we usually point to is our own motivation. But often, it’s our work environment that’s at fault. Learn how to create a stress-free work environment and you’ll see your productivity start to improve.

A carefully planned and well-maintained work environment can energize and excite you, which has a direct impact on your productivity throughout the workday. Workers who like where they work are not only more productive, but are more engaged, happy, and healthy.

Some aspects of your work environment you may have no control over, such as the building you’re in, how many windows are nearby, and where your desk is located. But you can control your own desk, so here are a few things you can do to create a stress-free work environment for yourself.

  1. Keep your workspace clean and organized.

It doesn’t matter whether you think you’re a naturally messy person and thrive in chaos. If your workstation is cluttered and disorganized, it’s going to inhibit your ability to get your work done well and done on time. File away papers from projects when they’re finished. Only keep the necessary items out on the surface of your desk. Especially if you are a naturally messy person, you’ll be surprised how much organizing your desk will help clear your mind.

  1. Get your wires under control.

With so many electronic devices taking up space on our desks these days, it’s easy for wires to get out of control. You have your monitor, your keyboard, a phone charger, your headphones… Finding a way to get those wires untangled and under control – for example, tying them together behind your desk – will do wonders for making your workstation feel more manageable.

    Manage Chronic Stress Symptoms With Mindful Exercise

    When we think about the kind of situations that have a significant impact on health and well-being, we typically think about the major stressors: moving, illness, divorce, unemployment, and loss of a loved one. However, for most people, it is not these big, life-changing stressors that are wreaking havoc on our health – it’s the day-to-day hassles.

    Modern life is hectic. If it’s not a never-ending inbox, it’s a traffic jam. If it’s not financial strain, it’s an overly jam-packed schedule. Many of us live in a constant of bouncing from one responsibility to another – work, kids, family, spouse, finances – without any breathing room. While major life events may cause a greater degree of stress, it’s the lower levels of sustained, chronic stress we experience from our everyday lives that takes a greater toll on our overall well-being.

    In addition to the emotional and psychological feelings associated with stress, chronic stress can cause a wide variety of physical symptoms, including headaches, pain, weight fluctuations, sleep disruption, cardiovascular disease, gastrointestinal problems, diabetes, and high blood pressure. Left untreated, these ailments can have long-term repercussions and may result in early mortality.

    It can be tempting to try to treat your chronic stress symptoms with palliative solutions like food, alcohol, or caffeine. But these solutions simply mask the stress – they don’t treat its underlying cause, and will in all likelihood simply exacerbate the problem.

    The most effective solution for minimizing stress would be to eliminate the stressors from our lives. And to some extent you can. But unfortunately, due to the demands of modern life, there’s a limit to how many stressors you can realistically remove from your life. The more practical strategy for minimizing the symptoms of chronic stress is to learn how to effective

    Woman Speaking With Therapist

    Life Coach, Mentor, Therapist: Life Advice Comes in Many Forms

    When it comes to life advice, help comes in many forms but what's the difference between a life coach, mentor and therapist? Here's what you need to know. 

    Tips for people who want to switch to standing desk

    Sitting is a new smoking. Sitting is killing us. To some extent, these words are a little bit biased. However, to those who work nine to five, they may suffer from long time sitting work. Even worse, if people do not spend time doing some exercise. The sitting problem can be a big problem. But what if we don’t have time for gym? You can do some light exercise during your daily work, for example, don’t sitting too much time and move more during your work day. But of course, you and your body itself shall make an adjustment before you get used in using a standing desk. Here are some tips you may consider if you want to switch to a standing desk converter or height adjustable desk.

    D – o some research
    E – xperiment, Examine, Evaluate
    S – acrifice
    K – now your posture

    1. Before anything else, do some research about standing desk, i.e. what is standing desk? Which standing desk is best for you? What are the benefits of a standing desk? What else do I need if you switch to a standing desk? And to sum it up, is it all worth it to use a standing desk?

    You can’t just gamble a penny if it’s not worth it, right? So, I strongly suggest to know more about the product and make sure that it’s convenient for you and your health too!

    2. Once you already know the answers to your questions about the product, why not experiment before trying an actual standing desk? Create your own DIY standing desk! Keep in mind that it’s only for a short of time cause maybe you’ll need those things you stacked up to build that DIY standing desk of yours.

    “Nothing else can teach us better th

    Woman tying shoelaces to begin a run

    Successful Goal Setting To Establish Your Workout Routine

    They say that a goal without a plan is just a dream. So, the trick to making your dreams come true is to successful goal setting. 

    listen music to improve productivity

    Your Favorite Music Can Help You Be More Productive at Work

    There are two types of people in this world: those who prefer to work in silence, and those who insist they’re most productive while listening to music. Both camps find it hard to understand how the other group gets anything done. So who’s right? Well, in a way… both groups are!

    According to one study published in Scientific American, how music affects your brain varies from person to person – so it’s completely plausible that while a good playlist might help you power through writing an important report, it might distract your colleague from making any progress at all.

    If you’re in the musical camp, have you ever stopped to what it is about listening music that makes it so good for your work ethic? Turns out there’s some pretty solid scientific evidence to back it up.

    Music Boosts Your Mood

    It’s no surprise that listening to sad music can make you feel sad, while listening to upbeat music can make you feel happier – we all know this intuitively. What’s more surprising is that regardless of the type of music playing, listening to music at work can boost your mood.

    As Teresa Lesiuk, associate professor of music education and music therapy at the University of Miami, is quoted in an article on Futurism.com, listening to music you enjoy will produce a “mild, positive mood” about “90 percent of the time.” She goes on to say that being in that particular mood state is good for productivity because “you’re better at problem solving and thinking creatively.”

    Music Counteracts Noise Distraction

    While some people find music it

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    5 Chair Exercises At Work To Look And Feel Your Best

    If you spend a lot of your day sitting, you can still keep up your strength, flexibility, and mobility with a few chair exercises at work... 

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    5 Posture Training Exercises to Improve Your Posture Quickly

    There are four major components to posture training that you need to master before putting it all together. Posture is key to spine pain prevention. 

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    Adult ADHD and the Office Environment

    How can you effectively deal with ADHD at work? 

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    Productive at Home: Setting Up Your Home Office Space To Reduce Distractions

    If you want to be productive at home, you'll need to put some thought and creativity into minimizing your distractions. Here are some ideas. 

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    Becoming a Mentor: The Importance and Impact of a Mentor

    Becoming a mentor may be one of the most important decisions you ever make. Here's why your company should start a mentoring program. 

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    Best Holiday Gift Guide for the Health Nut and Fitness Lover

    Check out this holiday gift guide for the wellness and fitness enthusiasts in your life. 

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    Can A Standing Desk Improve Kids' Health and Learning?

    Kids are facing a health crisis in the form of obesity, diabetes, and poor fitness, and they are sitting more than ever. Can the standing desk help? 

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    6 Simple Ways to Use a Tennis Ball for Exercise Recovery

    A great tool that most people already have, or can easily get for a couple dollars, is a tennis ball. Here are six simple and relaxing exercises you can complete with a tennis ball. Whether you complete one or all ten at once, you should notice a nice relaxing effect!

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    Do Your Best Work — Use a Standing Desk for These Tasks

    Hack your productivity at work by learning which work tasks are better to perform while standing versus sitting at a standing desk. 

    FlexiSpot Deskcise Pro – Home Desk Chair Exercise Workstation?

    The FlexiSpot Deskcise Pro is a desk that consumers can use to work or to work out. The device features foot pads for the user to mimic the use of a stationary bike, and will be released in November 2017.

    What is the FlexiSpot Deskcise Pro?

    One of the most taxing jobs for the health of consumers is not physical labor or even a position in food service; it is an office job.

    Most people think of office jobs as comfortable and simple, but the lack of consistent movement and exercise make it dangerous for the heart, the eyes, and even the posture of the worker. The most important part of having an office job is to pursue an active lifestyle, which is possible while the individual works when they use the FlexiSpot Deskcise Pro.

    The Deskcise Pro introduces exercise into the workday, rather than allowing the body to constantly be sitting and in a resting mode. The user can easily switch between the two functions, and is positioned in a healthy posture while working to support the needs of their back. The fixture offers both the desktop and the chair, though the desktop is positioned high enough that the user can stand while they use the space.

    This exercise station is hardly the first of its kind. There are simple tables that require the user to stand, and the stationary bikes at the gym. The closest that the industry has come to creating a similar piece of equipment is with the treadmill desk, but this device lacks the stability that is necessary for writing and working on the computer. The bike style of the Deskcise Pro is the reason for its versatility.

    Getting to the gym every day, alongside any 40-hour a week job is nearly impossible, especially when there are so many issues to worry about. Even if the consumer works at home, they end up spending so much mental energy that they stress out their entire body, which wreaks havoc on the cardiovascular system and even the immune system. Keep in

    Can we truly work and cycle at the same time?

    FlexiSpot launched the world’s first sit-stand-cycle desk this month, which promises to make it easy for deskbound workers to work while working out. The question is, can you truly focus on work while also breaking a sweat?

    Here are 3 encouraging reasons why multitasking in this particular way could be the cure for anyone who spends eight or more hours sitting at a desk.

    You Can Multitask Non-Overlapping Tasks

    It’s no secret that doing two different things at the same time divides your focus and makes it difficult to do either thing well. But, experts say the problem with multitasking is most prominent when combining two similar activities. For example, talking and listening at the same time is near impossible because both activities require you to use the same part of your brain. On the other hand, you could be quite effective cycling on a desk bike while writing an email on a laptop because the two activities do not overlap. Since cycling is a safe, repetitive motion, you can easily keep your legs moving while focusing your eyes and attention on your laptop.

    Rhonda S., a desk bike user since May 2017 says she loves multitasking her work with her workout, “I pedal right through conference calls and get my workout while I'm working. What more can you ask?”

    Because cycling is a more controlled motion than even walking on a treadmill set to a low pace, many users find using a desk bike presents fewer risks of injury than using a treadmill desk.

    Exercise Actually Boosts Cognition

    Need to retain important information for a big presentation at work or a major test at school? Researchers say going over the information while exercising is a surefire way to boost your retention. In a German study published in the PLOS journal, participants lear

    Calories Burned vs Calories Consumed: The Mathematics of Weight Loss

    For many people, losing weight is an emotional, challenging, and complex process, one that never seems to end. It’s an array of new fitness regimens, new diets, new “superfoods” and supplements, and emotional investment. Many of us are confounded by our inability to lose weight despite the many different strategies and solutions we’ve tried over the years.

    But for all that build-up and complication, the actual formula for weight loss is startlingly simple. Weight loss is ultimately a question of mathematics – calories consumed minus calories expended. Your body is an ever-changing balance between the energy you burn and the energy you consume.

    Calories Consumed

    When you’ve been on the ferris wheel of dieting, going off the diet, then starting a new diet for years, calories start to become loaded with emotional baggage and even moral implications. We attach so much significance to those little numbers on the nutrition labels of the food we eat that we forget what a calorie actually is: a measure of the energy contained in a serving of a particular type of food.

    When you distance yourself from the emotional and psychological implications of calories and get back to the simplicity of thinking about them as measures of energy, the formula of calories in versus calories out becomes a lot less fraught and a lot easier to balance.

    Calories Burned

    On the other side of the equation from calories consumed, we have calories burned. All day long, your body burns calories just to keep you alive. That’s right – you burn calories just by existing. Without ever stepping on a StairMaster, your body burns calories by maintaining your basic bodily functions, like breathing, pumping blood, and digesting.

    The average man (5’10 tall, 150 pounds) will burn 68 calories per hour “

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    What You Don't Know About Drinking Water

    How complicated can hydration be? Just fill up a glass with water once in awhile and drink, and that should be enough, right? But you might be surprised at how much information there is to absorb about drinking water.

    How to Boost Your Energy at Work

    You're sitting in the office at your computer, combing through your emails, when you feel your head start to nod off. You can help but feel sleepy after hours of tossing and turning at night. Despite how much you try to shake yourself awake, you just can't seem to focus.

    Lack of energy makes it hard to focus. And when you can't pay attention to your work, you are more likely to make mistakes.

    But you don't have to try to push through the day, forcing yourself to stay awake. Instead of chugging another cup of coffee, try one of these tips to help you gain more energy and make it through the day.

    Change Your Eating Habits

    When you feel tired and sleepy, it's easy to reach for quick sources of energy. Pastries, bread, and other carbs provide a quick burn source of fuel, but if you eat too many they can significantly reduce your ability to focus.

    Instead of turning to carbs right away, try increasing your protein intake.  Protein gives you a long term source of energy, so you won't crash soon after eating it.

    Drink Water

    If you're feeling tired, the chances are good that you're dehydrated. Even being a little bit dehydrated can impair your ability to think straight, your mood, and your memory.

    Water is also a great way to prevent headaches, which are commonplace in an office work environment. Headaches tend to sap your energy and make it difficult to pay attention to work.

    Eat More Berries

    Research shows eating food that is naturally rich in polyphenols can help you gain energy from inside of your body

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    The Health Benefits of Tai Chi

    Tai Chi practice can help improve your balance, increase your fitness level, and boost your flexibility.

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    How to Find Work-Life Balance as Working Mom

    For working moms, the idea of work-life balance can seem like a laughable pipe dream. If you’ve ever felt like those plates are one bad day from falling down and shattering into a million pieces, this post is for you.

    Forget About Fatigue At Your Standing Desk With These Tips

    When you start using your new standing desk, you might experience physical fatigue – a negative factor that outweighs the multiple benefits of a standing desk. Luckily, there are quick and simple ways to combat fatigue and enjoy improved posture, increased productivity, and more burned calories.

    Mind Your Posture

    Poor posture is one of the main causes of back pain, whether you’re standing or sitting for long periods of time. Correct your posture to fight fatigue. Your head should be up and your shoulders back. Stand with your feet apart and keep your balance on the balls of your feet. Don’t lock the knees, just bend them a little to improve blood circulation. If you’re standing for over 30 minutes, shift your weight, alternating from one leg to another. And don’t forget to adjust the height of the desk: your arms should be resting on it at a 90° angle.

    Get Proper Footwear

    When your shoes don’t fit properly, your whole body will ache. Therefore, it is a good idea to do some research prior to buying the perfect footwear and be prepared to invest in it and try on different brands and sizes before making the decision.

    As a rule of thumb, you should search for a pair that has leather insoles, sturdy construction, snug fit and rounded toes. But what fits best for one person may not be right for another – so choose a pair that can fulfill the unique needs of your feet. If you have a foot condition or can’t find the right pair, consult a podiatrist. There are some people that need a custom insole.

    Change Your Position    

    Unlike a traditional workstation, a sit to stand desk doesn’t require you to stand all the time. Since standing or sitting for long periods of time aren’t good for your legs, you should change positions frequently. For example, you can set a timer and switch between standing and sitting.

    When you need to change your leg positions, sta

    Are you suffering from Autumn Fatigue? Hacks for Autumn Fatigue

    Like it or not, summer must come to an end. You must welcome the cold season regardless of the effects it has on your body. The days will become a little bit shorter and you may start experiencing difficulty in getting out of bed. Did you know that the approach of cold seasons brings about hunger and long periods of exhaustion? Yes, this is what is known as ‘autumn fatigue.' The symptoms increase as winter approaches.

    Autumn fatigue can make you hibernate for six months until the cold season is over, but this is not a healthy option. The fatigue is mainly caused by lack of sunlight, and it extends to the end of winter. If you are experiencing symptoms of depression, fatigue or problems concentrating, most definitely you are experiencing autumn fatigue.
    It is advisable to follow the below hacks to help boost your energy levels and beat autumn fatigue.

    Follow a Healthy Diet
    You may get tempted to grab a bar of chocolate or a piece of cake when you feel tired. Too much sugar in your system will only make things worse by making you feel more tired than before. You can consider starting your day with a plate of oats. They are not only full of proteins but also boost your energy levels slowly.
    If you have a deficiency of vitamin D, you may feel more tired. It is therefore vital for you to supplement it through your diet. During the cold season, you may consider increasing the intake of oily fish, green leafy vegetables, beans, nuts, whole grains or lean red meat. Also, it is important for you to spend most of your time outdoors so that you can get enough vitamin D from the sunlight.

    Boost Yourself with Caffeine
    Taking caffeine has always been a debate, and it is considered addictive. When taken in moderation, it can help boost physical and mental performance. You should only avoid taking it after lunch as it takes a long time to clear from the system.

    Stay Active

    4 Ways a Standing Desk Helps You Stand Out at Work

    Despite their growing popularity, standing desks are still the exception to the rule at many offices around the country. So, it may feel like swimming in unchartered waters if you’re the first to mix things up where you work. Not to worry though. We’ve talked to numerous first-timers like you. Here are 4 common things they say you can expect when being the first one in the office with a standing desk.

    Get Ready for the Watchtower Jokes

    You’re bound to hear a joke or two from your colleagues about how you remind them of a watchtower overlooking all the neighboring cubicles. Take it all in good stride. Humor is one of the easiest ways for many coworkers to break the ice about your new workstation.

    Get Ready to Become Healthier & More Dynamic

    You don’t need to read The Washington Post article on “The Health Hazards of Sitting”  to know that sitting all day is bad for your health. You can feel it. Your neck feels tight. Your back aches. Your legs need to be stretched. You feel the need to get up and move around.

    Because standing desks put you in the best position to keep your body in motion while working, most standing desk users burn more calories, feel more vibrant, and have a lower risk of developing obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease and cancer.

    “I wear a fitness tracker to work everyday, and I’ve noticed

    How to Use a Desk Bike for the Whole Family

    For many people, working and exercising can feel like a trade-off. You don’t have time to exercise because you have to work, and any time you do take to exercise is time away from working. With FlexiSpot’s desk bikes, you don’t have to worry about that problem anymore. You can work and exercise at the same time without breaking a sweat (unless you crank it up to level 7 or 8 for a high-intensity workout, that is).

    The FlexiSpot Deskcise Pro™ all-in-one desk bike is an easy-to-assemble, easy-to-use exercise bike that doubles as a convenient ergonomic workstation. Using a desk bike allows you to maximize your activity level while answering emails on your laptop, reading a book, or watching TV. You can even raise and adjust the desktop to use as a standing desk if you need a break from pedaling.

    With eight different resistance settings, you can customize your workout throughout the day. Get some light exercise to keep your muscles engaged while working, or take it up a notch to burn calories during your favorite TV show at night. The Deskcise Pro™ tracks your progress, so you can keep track of distance pedaled, workout time, speed, and calories burned.

    Deskcise Pro™ is a great active workspace solution for people who work from home, but every member of your family will get used out of your all-in-one desk bike.

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    Teenagers

    How often do you say, “Put the phone down” or “Turn off the TV” to your teenagers? With the popularity of mobile devices and streaming services, teenagers spend more time on screens than th

    The Best Exercises for Managing ADHD

    It’s no secret that exercise has tremendous benefits for students with ADHD. It not only helps them focus better, but it also has been shown to improve their mood, decrease impulsive behavior, and help them sleep more soundly. The real question is, which exercises are best for improving the symptoms of ADHD?

    To answer that question, it’s important to understand exactly how exercise helps to reduce and manage the symptoms associated with ADHD. According to bestselling author Dr. John Ratey, who wrote the book Beginning an Exercise Program for People with ADHD, exercise acts like a natural dose of the popular ADHD medications Ritalin and Adderall by boosting the levels of dopamine and norepinephrine in the brain.

    Exercise also helps to enhance the brain’s “executive function”, a term coined by mental health experts to describe the cognitive abilities associated with tasks like planning and organizing, performing complex tasks, and controlling emotions.

    Benefits of Aerobic Exercise

    Aerobic exercise in particular, which gets the blood pumping faster throughout the entire body and forces the lungs and heart to work harder than they normally do, is a great way to naturally increase dopamine and norepinephrine levels. The most popular types of aerobic exercises for youth include:

    • Cycling
    • Running
    • Jumping rope
    • Swimming
    • Walking
    • Skateboarding
    • Playing organized sports like basketball, baseball, football, gymnastics, etc.
    • Dancing
    • Cheerleading

    For young students who are looking to use aerobic exercise to help manage their ADHD symptoms, it’s important to find an aerobic activity that is enjoyable enough to do at least 30 minutes a day five days a week.

    Making Exercise Routine with Deskcise Pro™

    Incorporating aerobic activity into tasks young people already do e

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