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Another great story on the benefits of standing at work.
This article from the Smithsonian.com provides some great information on the long term and short term health benefits of standing at work. As we all know sitting is the new smoking, so don't just sit there, spending more of your day standing could reduce the risk of obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer.
by Kelly Dickerson - Business Insider Australia
We all want to live longer, healthier lives but there are hidden dangers all around us. Here are just a few of the tons of things we do every day that can shorten your lifespan without you knowing it.
by Ashley Gebb
Why sit if you can stand?
Some businesses are part of a rising trend to offer standing workstations for employees who don't want to spend their days seated. Pointing to studies that link health and longevity with how much time a person spends sitting, some people prefer to work on their feet.
"Eight hours a day staring at a screen, you really need to get up and move around," said Becky Williford, human resources generalist at Auctiva. "Otherwise, it's mentally exhausting."
Use this five-step approach to set up an ergonomic desk and add a little more zen to your day.
by Sharon Vaknin
Stop whatever you're doing and freeze. Well, keep reading this article, but as you do, evaluate your body. Does anything -- your neck, perhaps -- feel achy? How's your posture? And your wrists and fingers -- are they okay after all that typing and texting?
While working long hours at the computer, you've complained about (and subsequently ignored) the toll desk work takes on your body. But it's easy to brush off the daily aches and pains when the solution is so unclear.
If you're lucky, your company might offer its employees ergonomic consultations. But, if you're among the majority without such luxuries, it's time to take matters into your own hands.
Obviously, talk to a doctor or ergonomic specialist before making any changes, but we talked to a couple of ergo experts, and this is what they recommended.