The Slouchy Life of the Business Traveler

Travel is a wonderful experience for many. Gathering your things and boarding a plane or climbing into a car to set off into the distance, away from chaos where no emails or phone calls can reach you is a feeling many of us look forward to all year. Depending on your occupation, a lucky handful of us get to travel all the time — but are they actually lucky?

The Economist released an article earlier this week titled The sad, sick life of the business travellerwhich highlights some of the negative effects business travel has on an individual, based on a new study recently released by the University of Surrey in Britain, and Linnaeus University in Sweden.

It’s All About The Core: Workouts for Better 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 the importance of good posture for all of its benefits in health, well-being, appearance, and communication — not to mention the detrimental effects of poor posture on your body! And that naturally begs the questions: “well, how?”. 

Posture improvement boils down to two contributing factors: mindfulness and muscle memory. This week, we’ve collected the best of the best core and back workouts to strengthen the key muscle groups to help you sit up straighter. Let’s get started.

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.

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.

Is Your Posture Holding You Back at Work?

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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Posture in the workplace is our focus this week. The way you sit and stand all day at your desk has a huge impact on the way you look and feel — even the way you work! Get the latest on how to improve productivity at the workplace, as well as some great resources for practicing good posture.

Paleo Posture for the Tech Professional

unnamed-1Sitting up straight at your desk is a simple rule that you, along with most other tech pros, totally fail at. After only a short time working, the overwhelming effect of gravity pulls you down into a familiar position: the dreaded slouch. This slouched posture stresses your lower back, rounds your shoulders, extends your neck, and causes all sorts of pain. This is no secret…you are aware of how bad slouching is. The problem is that slouching is almost impossible to prevent during an extended amount of time in static positions.

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