FROM THE GLOBE AND MAIL - LEAH EICHLER
Most of my days start with sitting in front of a computer, even before I sit down for breakfast. I may walk to the subway, where I sit on the train, before sitting again in series of meetings. I remember the day, 15 years ago, when I quit smoking and congratulated myself on how the decision would not only improve my health, but my productivity too, since I no longer had a reason to get up from my desk. I feel as though I’ve been sitting ever since.
In case you missed it, this constant sitting is killing us – literally – leading researchers and pundits to declare that sitting is the new smoking. If you accept that theory, then just about everyone in a white-collar job is the equivalent of a heavy nicotine addict.
According to the Mayo Clinic, 50 to 70 per cent of Americans spend six or more hours a day sitting and cutting that in half would add two years to their lives....
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Summer is on its way out, and the delightfully chilly fall season is already stepping through the door. With the drop in temperature and the changing colour of the trees, it’s incredibly tempting to stay indoors where it’s warm and smells like apple cider, pumpkin pie and ginger spice.
But this beautiful and bountiful season has so much to offer in terms of keeping active! Take advantage of the gorgeous weather and keep active this fall season with one of the eight suggestions here.
It’s hard to believe that we are already in October - this year seems to be flying by! Life moves so fast, sometimes we forget to slow down and enjoy what we have. With Thanksgiving coming up this weekend, it's the perfect time to take a moment to reflect on all the things we have to be thankful for and count our blessings.
Here's a list of 30 things to be thankful for this year!
Would you say that the office space you work in is fairly traditional?
Most office workers conduct their business in a space that is quite traditional and simple, meaning that it is filled with conventional office furniture. A stationary desk. A regular office chair. Perhaps a couple of whiteboards.
While this setup is fairly standard, it also doesn’t offer a lot of flexibility and can be (quite frankly) a tad boring. The Solo Workstations by Swiftspace, on the other hand, bring versatility and excitement to the office as a fully foldable, portable workstation. On today’s blog, we look at five benefits that a Swiftspace office has over a traditional one.