How To Reduce Your Health Risk with Sitting Disease

Who would know synchronicity would play into my blogging about sitting disease to the point that I am now considering a standing desk!

The short story about me now researching the right standing desk comes from a circuitous route from my annual physical exam and then, over to my chiropractor.

It turns out my back is now in another stage of degenerative back disease. In my evaluation this is not a mind-body cure. I could be wrong about this. My chiropractor said if standing more as my plan one is, doesn’t get more relief, he highly recommends, you guessed it – a standing desk. So if you are one with neck or back problems this last post in this series could provide you some ideas.

How To Reduce Your Health Risk with Sitting Disease

We sit to work, are at our computers, maybe gather around with family and friends at the kitchen table, or our living room sofa. Some estimates are that on average we spend a whopping half of our day, half of it, sitting.[Continue Reading…]

5 Top Weekly Blogposts from Introvert Inspirer

With so many interesting blogs this week, of course there would be some related to the more introverted.

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In defiance of the label for labels sake, there are of course other topics of interest beyond our type style for me.

Blogging,

Social media.

What’s going on in our world. And of course more.

Maybe you have interest in some of these topics as well.

We are all multi-dimensional and so if we follow blogs, my guess is our reading interest isn’t all on one side of the scale of personality type with so much to choose from. Here are my favorites.

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How Do You Manage Your Introvert Kryptonite?

In 2013 one of my articles appeared at Geek’s Guide to People Skills. Let’s get down to business with it!

Mark Dykeman, an online blogger who no longer maintains his Mighty Introvert Blog, has an appropriate metaphor for what happens to the introvert in groups or parties after a while. He says that too much of other people is like kryptonite for introverts: the Kryptonite fictional element is from the Superman tale. In the tale, kryptonite is created from the remains of Superman’s native planet of Krypton, and has detrimental effects on Superman and other Kryptonians.

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Want to Double Your Resolution and Habit Success?

When it comes to mastering new habits, are you an upholder like me?

If you are a regular reader of my blog you know how important it is to know our energy preferences – more introverted or more extroverted – for better self-care, interpersonal communication and more.

Gretchen Rubin says she, “… created the Four Tendencies framework during my research into habits for my book, Better Than Before.”

If we want to change our habits, we first have to know ourselves.

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Double Your Success of Your Resolution and Habit Success

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#Introvert Blog Choices for the Week

Sometimes I think I likely missed something important in the way of blog information posted during a week. Other times, I just know, the blogs I meant were just right for me at the time. Still other times, then along comes a blog recommended by a friend and wouldn’t you know it, I have to read – just one more blog post!

These are some of my favorite readings this week. Take what you like and ignore what you don’t.

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Is Sitting Down Too Much an Invitation for Chronic Conditions and Disease?

In my first post about Sitting Down – How Much Is Too Much Everyday? The focus was on research results unfolding that conclude – sitting is bad for us.

Many readers agreed with my basic premise: we may benefit more from living our life in moderation instead of a blanket belief of all health scares.

Cases in point:

  • Coffee is bad one year, good years later.
  • Eggs cholesterol is bad one year, found not to affect us the way originally believed in subsequent years.
  • Nuts in the past were bad for us what with all their fat. Of late, they help to reduce likelihood of heart disease and high blood pressure.

Most recently, a few headlines are calling sitting too much the new smoking. Yikes smoking! As a former smoker decades ago, this reframing caught my attention. After all we know beyond doubt that this is one habit proven to be deadly.

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The Week in One #Introvert Blog Readings

You don’t have to be an introvert to read blogs regularly. It’s just that maybe innies and outies gravitate toward different topics? I don’t know. It may not have everything to do with our personality or temperament style.

This new inspiration comes from time away this week, which cleared out my mind, and catching up on video training as I count away my emails.

The Week in One #Introvert Blog Readings

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A Metaphor as a Secret Ingredient for Introverts

Do you have a metaphor for your life? I’m in a small group study and today’s reading lesson started off with the statement “The way you see your life shapes your life.”

One of the first thoughts this statement brought to my mind was a question a mentor asked me many years ago.

“How do you see your life?”

Because I didn’t know what he was asking I asked him to explain more. He told me that in the month we were getting to know each other he was seeing my life as a kaleidoscope.

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Sitting Down – How Much Is Too Much Everyday?

You might remember those early health warnings around coffee? Yes, it’s bad for you. Just this year though it was reported to be healthy in moderation, translates to 3 cups a day.

Then the call from a loved food sounded, “eggs are bad your health.” Yes, that cholesterol in them will kill us because of contributing to higher cholesterol in our bodies. Now eggs are okay, in moderation. Turns out the cholesterol in eggs are not absorbed in our bodies. Along with the once touted cry to stop consuming, it turns out there is more to cholesterol than we were hearing originally and– hold on – the safe limit to our bodily cholesterol is being raised.

Is this new cry about sitting true: we are sitting too much and it’s killing us?

Don’t I owe it to my more introverted friends to discuss these findings? After all, maybe introverts are more susceptible? Or maybe there is something to sticking to those New Years “exercise resolutions” after all.

My suspicions are either stoked by my introvert nature or the mere fact I question almost everything or my decades of accrued wisdom from personal experience.

It seems to me there is always something more to these cries of yet another health hazard.

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Charge Up Your Introvert Voice: interview with Donna Price

Did she really ask that?

Did I really say that?

We met on LinkedIn and if you are on LinkedIn you know how these things happen.

Meet Donna Price, Business Coach, Innovator, and Facilitator, who was intrigued by my book Communication Toolkit for Introverts and invited me to be a guest on her BlogTalkRadio channel.

It was interesting learning her take on introversion too.

As much as I rehearse a presentation, I am always ready to mix up something I hadn’t planned to say. You can fast forward to any of these particular and approximate minute designations (minutes in) for key points in the conversation.

Charge Up Your Introvert Voice: interview with Donna Price

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