Standing Ovation Please…

Let’s hear it for Stand Up Desks! I recently had a client report a significant improvement with his neck and back pain since getting a stand-up desk.

Physical Benefits to a Stand-Up Desk:

  • 100# of pressure in the lumbar spine, instead of 300-600#
  • 12# of pressure in the cervical spine, instead of 36#
  • Less pain and improved quality of life

Hidden Benefits:

  • greater productivity!

This one was a pleasant surprise to me. When we sit, our body is telling our brain that it’s time to relax. When we stand up, our body is telling our brain it’s time to work. The mixed signals of sitting (brain being told its relaxation time) while working (brain being told it’s time to work) decreases our productivity. Standing up while working sends a congruent message to the brain and creates a focused environment with intrinsic motivation to get the job done efficiently.

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The Happiness Advantage

The Happiness Advantage

The Happiness Advantage. It’s a book I just finished reading and it’s been a game changer for me. There’s a concept in it you will find helpful, and it’s as simple as your ABCs + add a D.

Healing is Like a Fart in the Hot Tub

Healing is Like a Fart in the Hot Tub

It’s erratic, inconsistent and unpredictable. You never know when it’s going to bubble up. Or where. You cannot predict the timing or location of this fart bubble, or the course it will take to get to the surface from its sometimes trapped place in your shorts.

Shake & Shift to Restore Equilibrium

Shake & Shift to Restore Equilibrium

“The worst of sh*t makes the best of flowers.” The last month has been tough for so many of us… and these kinds of challenging experiences can leave skid marks on our nervous system. That’s why Shake and Shift is one of the most potent exercises you can do.