Category Archives: Wellness


Try Something New for 30-Days

30-Days of practice can help to lock-in a new habit. The downside of habit is that many habits are mindlessly set out of daily routine. Forming new habits (or breaking an old one) often takes thought, creativity, just enough commitment to see the true benefit.

Matt Cutts suggests: Try it for 30 days. This short, lighthearted talk offers a neat way to think about setting and achieving goals.

Is Sitting Bad for my Health?

Sitting can be dangerous. Especially for those who sit longer than 4-hours a day and I imagine most of us do once we add commute time, desk time, Computer time, TV time, etc. In one study, sitting longer than 4-hours a day increased the risk of Cardiovascular disease 80%.

“NEAT Activity” can help remedy this problem, lowering risk and helping to burn more calories throughout the day. “NEAT” is a new term which stands for Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenesis; simply meaning that not all activities are considered exercise because the intensity is too low – but these activities are still very important if you live or work in a sedentary (or sitting) environment. An example of “NEAT” Activities include, standing at your work desk while working, pacing the floor (possibly while on a conference call), standing while watching TV, toe-tapping, or fidgeting. Simply moving from sitting to a standing position triples the rate of calories burned, gets your metabolism moving, and your nervous system firing to keep your muscles stimulated.

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Minimize the Clock

We frequently use a clock to manage our daily tasks and duties… we have clocks in our bedrooms, in our cars, at work, and in our pockets on our mobile phones.  All of them reminding us that there is little time to spare between scheduled appointments. Minimize the Clock; it’s important to remember to relax and take things slowly.  Carl Honore take about 20 minute to highlight the importance of this habit in the video below: