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.

Check out these Height-Adjustable Tables by Steelcase.

Sniff around… the way to Vitality is through your NOSE.

Sniff around… the way to Vitality is through your NOSE.

Are you a mouth breather? Shallow breather? Hold your breath a lot? Non-optimal breath patterns have been associated with sleep apnea, bad breath, tooth decay, lack of energy, digestive issues, neck pain… the list goes on.

Want To Calm Your Body Anxiety?

Want To Calm Your Body Anxiety?

Want to calm your body anxiety? I’ve got a solution for you… I did this with a patient last week, and she was able to reduce her body anxiety symptoms (chest tightness, neck tension, knot in her gut) from a 7-9/10 down to a 3/10!

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.