Can Standing Desks Make You More Productive? Data Says Yes

Much has been said about standing desks over the past few years, but the data is undeniable, we’re sitting far too much and standing while working certainly has its benefits. According to research by James Levine, an endocrinologist at the famed Mayo Clinic, “The way we live now is to sit all day, occasionally punctuated [...]

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The Benefits of Anti-Fatigue Mats in the Workplace

  Any worker that stands for more than four hours in a single shift are likely to suffer from fatigue which could result in back and neck pain as well as increased discomfort or pain in the joints, such as the ankles, knees and hips. As a massage therapist, we’re all used to being on [...]

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The Symptoms and Effects of Sitting Too Much

  As research from prominent studies keep pointing to the dangerous effects of a sedentary lifestyle, we’re learning that more and more the good habits we don’t practice might be just as bad as those poor habits we do. For example, who would have ever thought that a simple 8-hour work day spent sitting in [...]

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Are Standing Desks Coming to a School Near You?

  With the sheer number of reports coming out touting the health consequences caused by too much sitting, a number of adults have begun the process of switching to a convertible or standing desk in order to minimize the repercussions caused by sitting. Due to the momentum behind the standing desk movement, and the number [...]

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Importance of Ergonomics at Work

  Right around a century ago tens of millions of hard workers were experiencing a crisis of comfort. Hours upon hours of standing with little to no activity led to countless back problems and muscle pains, and contributed to further health problems later in life. Eventually something was done about it. Business leaders and lawmakers [...]

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To Sit or Stand at Work?

  Standing at work is trending upward. Is this another health fad, or can choosing to stand at a desk instead of sit in a chair really have positive benefits to your wellbeing? Let’s take a look at the facts. One thing is for certain: prolonged sitting is bad for our bodies. Several academic studies [...]

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I Love My Stand Up Desk

I like my job. I get to write about massage, health, and wellness all day; get to work with some pretty great people; and feel good about the products we make and the message we put out to the world. But there’s one thing I like more than almost anything else, one thing about my [...]

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The 5 Ways Massage Changed My Life

It’s no secret: I’m a busy, working, graduate-student mom. Things get so chaotic sometimes that I have been known to forget the simplest of things. I’ll hammer through something super complicated at work only to forget the dry cleaning on my way home. I’ll go to the store for wipes and I’ll buy 15 other [...]

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Massage: What It Is Really Doing For You!

Let me start by telling you that I am not a massage therapist; I do, however, work with a whole slew of them. Pretty amazing people, if I do say so. I also happen to be a pretty serious consumer of massage—not just because I work with massage therapists, but because I have experienced some [...]

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12 Easy Ways to Detoxify, Energize, and Relax for Health

I’ve seen a number of articles lately (and even written a few myself) concerning the best ways to relax; but it has become increasingly obvious (mostly through blog commentary) that relaxation is only a small component of overall health. What’s more, when people are stressed enough to research relaxation techniques, they tend to also be [...]

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Why Massage Is Worth the Money, Every Single Time

  Let me start off with a disclaimer: I get a massage once a week. Lots of people think I’m nuts. Even more think I’m made of money. I’m neither (okay, maybe a little of the first, but almost none of the latter). I am an average working mom; and the majority of my paycheck [...]

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Stressed Much? Try These 5 Ways to Unwind!

I’m pretty much a constant ball of stress. I have a job, am a full-time student, and have two small children. Something pretty much always has to give; often, it’s the laundry. Last night, it was the kids’ bath. So sue me. Sometimes we all just need a break. Breaks, if you ask me, are [...]

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