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…]

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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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.

In my consideration of family members and their long lives compared to their degree of sitting it seems, there is more to sitting too much that it would be called, the new smoking.[Continue Reading…]

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.

Sitting Down – How Much Is Too Much Everyday?

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Introvert Friendly Guide to Holiday Exercise

The holidays are the perfect time for introverts to start engaging in exercise if somehow, it’s dropped off the to-do list. This may sound counter-intuitive but stay with me and maybe you’ll be influenced otherwise.

If you haven’t yet figured out if you tend toward being more introverted or extroverted, the Digital Citizen offers a free personality assessment based on both Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®)* and Keirsey Temperament Sorter® (KTS®). Visit the website to both assess and download files specific to your type results.

Introvert friendly guide to holiday exercise, top 4 tips:

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