How to Counteract the Negative Effects of Sitting

Prolonged sitting can have a dramatic impact on your health. Lack of movement has been linked to chronic disease such as cancer, diabetes, weight gain and more. It’s no wonder that sitting has been dubbed the new smoking!  As more people find themselves working behind a computer, it’s not uncommon for most of us to sit between 12 -15 hours per day (including hours spent in the car and time hanging out on the couch after work). Factor in 8 hours of sleep (if you’re lucky), and you’re looking at a measly 1-4 hours of movement per day. If that doesn’t scream health crisis, I don’t know what does.

Here’s Why We’re Convinced Pokemon GO Is Secretly a Health App

For years, the health and wellness industry has tried to encourage people to get out, move around and log their daily steps. Whether it’s through leveraging technology to track steps and activity or through logistics type services to help make working out easy and fun, companies like Fitbit, Moov, JawboneClassPass, and even Apple Health have all advocated for healthy living through daily exercise and activity.

5 Vitamins That Nourish Your Back

Good nutrition is an important component of overall health. What you may not think is that your diet also affects your spine, but it actually plays a key role. Your muscles, bones and other structures in your spine depend on good nutrition and vitamins to be strong enough to support your body or to heal from injuries.

10 Stretches You Should Do Everyday At Your Desk

Finding a time and place to stretch at your workplace can be a challenge — you don’t want to be a distraction to the people around you, but it’s still important to stretch out the tense muscles in your neck and back.

Try these 10 quick stretches you can do right at your desk. They’re super easy to do and will have you feeling refreshed and refocused in no time for your next project.

This Over That: Healthier Alternatives to Office Behaviors

Take a quick look around your office break room: what do you see? If your break room is stocked with sugary sodas and unhealthy snacks to nibble on, you may be in trouble. A recent study released by the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health points out that your workplace environment has a strong influence on general weight-related health habits, as well as the risk of obesity amongst young adults.

5 Ways to Boost Energy Without Caffeine

Many of the folks here at Lumo will be the first to tell you that my love affair with coffee may steer on the unhealthy side. In fact, a concerned co-worker just sent me this Inc. article on 19 Horrible Things That Can Happen if You Drink Too Much Caffeine. In my defense though, as somebody who works the regular 9 to 5 and then some, coffee is as much about pleasure as it is about utility — I need it to get through the day. Do I sound like an addict yet?

Poor Posture Decoded

Good posture across time and cultures seem to have one universal standard: head up, shoulders back, chest out, and feet shoulder width apart. Mom taught you this, and your chiropractor, physical therapist, and trainer will all nod in agreement.

However, what seems to have more variance is the types of poor posture that we see across people of different professions, daily habits, and age. Here are 4 of the most common types of poor posture.

The Benefits of Good Posture

Keep up with the latest posture, back health and corporate wellness news with our weekly round up of interesting and useful articles.

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We talk a lot about how good posture is important and we should all be striving to sit and stand taller — but do you know why?

Your Brain on Posture

Sometimes the smallest changes can make the biggest differences. Whether it’s putting on a new pair of shoes before a run or giving the office standing desk a try, making small adjustments in your health routine can make a big impact on your physical and mental health.

We often forget that posture can make or break the way you perform daily tasks. Your running form, your project at work, your mood when you get home at the end of the day — all of these can be affected by the way you sit and stand.

Lifehack: The Ultimate Guide to Healthy Living

Keep up with the latest posture, back health and corporate wellness news with our weekly round up of interesting and useful articles.

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It’s tips galore this week — we’re talking life-hacking your way to a healthier you. Get the best round-up of tips and secrets shared by experts to reduce back-pain, getting active, and staying healthy in and out of the office.

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