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A 2-Minute Walk May Counter the Harms of Sitting...

A 2-Minute Walk May Counter the Harms of Sitting... | pain free sitting | Scoop.it
Even a few minutes per hour of moving instead of remaining in a chair might substantially reduce the risk of premature death.
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Here we go again; gentle and moderate exercise such as walking is enough to keep you really healthy. There's no need to sweat at the office.

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Connor Salter's curator insight, May 17, 2015 2:11 PM

Here we go again; gentle and moderate exercise such as walking is enough to keep you really healthy. There's no need to sweat at the office.

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Sensor-Based Furniture Improves Office Health

Sensor-Based Furniture Improves Office Health | pain free sitting | Scoop.it
See how software and sensors are being used to improve office productivity, ergonomics, and the health of employees.

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Here is a better idea: place sensors on FURNITURE to get you up and about moving - it could save your life.

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Connor Salter's curator insight, May 2, 2015 5:22 PM

Here is a better idea: place sensors on FURNITURE to get you up and about moving - it could save your life.

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Bad posture could raise your blood pressure...

Bad posture could raise your blood pressure... | pain free sitting | Scoop.it
Scientists have found a direct link between the neck muscles and an area of the brainstem that controls heart rate and blood pressure
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This is an incredible piece of research. And you thought you were just hurting joints and muscles!

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7 Myths about Bad Posture, Dispelled...

7 Myths about Bad Posture, Dispelled... | pain free sitting | Scoop.it
How you can correct your posture to ease lower back pain, neck pain, and prevent varicose veins.
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Connor Salter's curator insight, June 30, 2013 5:08 PM

Yep, these myths are dispelled through this scoop...

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Sitting down for too long can cause major health problems...

Sitting down for too long can cause major health problems... | pain free sitting | Scoop.it

Are you sitting down? Don't get too comfortable, because evidence suggests you're increasing your risk of heart disease, diabetes, cancer and premature death.

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Connor Salter's curator insight, June 16, 2013 6:17 PM

Yes, yes, I know. Another 'doom and gloom' heading'!

However, read this article. It will reinforce the ideas you may have about sitting too long being bad for you.

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Top 10 Posture Mistakes and 17 Tips to Get Better Posture...

Top 10 Posture Mistakes and 17 Tips to Get Better Posture... | pain free sitting | Scoop.it

Growing up, many of our parents would demand that we sit up and stop slouching, for no other reason than it might make us look bad...

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Connor Salter's curator insight, May 18, 2013 5:39 PM

I rate this article as the best scoop I have found to-date. The article has text in light blue which, when clicked, will lead you to in-depth information on the mistakes and tips mentioned.

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Yoga in the Dragon's Den: Bad posture...

Yoga in the Dragon's Den: Bad posture... | pain free sitting | Scoop.it
I have bad posture. Specifically, my mid and upper back tends to slouch, especially when I'm sitting or when I'm thinking or concentrating hard or something. None of this is news to me; over the years, several people have ...
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Connor Salter's curator insight, May 6, 2013 11:52 AM

This is a rather different insight to the causes of bad posture. It makes for some intesting alternative reading and the two comments are thoughtful too.

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Back Pain Caused by Sitting Straight...

Back Pain Caused by Sitting Straight... | pain free sitting | Scoop.it

For years our mothers have been telling us to sit up straight, but sitting upright could be a major contributor to back pain, according to researchers...

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Connor Salter's curator insight, April 17, 2013 3:57 AM

At last! Some seriously good advice after proper research being done with MRI studies on people sitting down - not lying down as is typical with MRI studies.

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To Stand or To Sit at Work: An Auto-Analytics Experiment...

To Stand or To Sit at Work: An Auto-Analytics Experiment... | pain free sitting | Scoop.it
It was early into my first corporate job and I wasn't yet used to what I call "Spam Butt" — a dead, squishy feeling in the posterior that I associate with sitting for too long. The pedals cost me twenty-five cents at a yard sale.
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Connor Salter's curator insight, April 2, 2013 5:29 AM

This is worth you taking the time to read. So, give yourself time-out for 5 minutes and read it...it will help you.

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Lessons in Posture From the Muscle Mechanic...

Lessons in Posture From the Muscle Mechanic... | pain free sitting | Scoop.it
The Epoch Times
Lessons in Posture From the Muscle Mechanic
The Epoch Times
NEW YORK—Hold still. How is your posture right now? Chances are, as you're reading this, you're slouching, leaning your weight, or straining your neck.
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A very good article. However, this approach means you must see someone with similar qualifications to remedy your problem.

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How Modern Technology Is Destroying Your Posture At Work...

How Modern Technology Is Destroying Your Posture At Work... | pain free sitting | Scoop.it
Wall Street Journal (blog) How Modern Technology Is Destroying Your Posture At Work Business Insider A new study from office furniture-maker Steelcase found that new technologies like smartphones, tablets, and laptops have completely changed the...
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Get to see 10 poor postures and 39 (yes, thirty nine) successful office set-ups!

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Top five ways to improve your posture (and feel happier)

Top five ways to improve your posture (and feel happier) | pain free sitting | Scoop.it

Slumping and slouching can actually make you feel miserable according to the experts... 

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A brief perspective on the use of sit-to-stand desks for office workstations.

Once an office worker enters a standing posture at a sit-to-stand desk and performs his/her work operations they remain relatively stationary. While there are subtle changes because of postural sway and shifting ...

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Exercises like walking can undo the damage of sitting all day.

Exercises like walking can undo the damage of sitting all day. | pain free sitting | Scoop.it
Weight loss expert, Dr Sally Norton warns sitting is the new smoking, adding that people who sit for more than eight hours a day have a 15 per cent greater risk of early death.
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There you go; light to moderate exercise throughout the day is better than even a daily session at the gym.

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Connor Salter's curator insight, May 9, 2015 6:23 PM

There you go; light to moderate exercise throughout the day is better than even a daily session at the gym.

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How to Sit at a Computer

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Sitting at a computer for long periods of time can take a toll on your body. By not sitting with the correct posture, it is easy to end up with back pain, neck pain, knee pains, and a tingling of the hands and fingers. Here are some tips...
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Another good article that offers hints and tips to help you stay comfortable whilst sitting.

Informative little animated video at the end too.

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Computer Workstation Tools - Wrist/Palm Supports...

Computer Workstation Tools -  Wrist/Palm Supports... | pain free sitting | Scoop.it
OSHA Ergonomic Solutions: Computer Workstations eTool - Components - Wrist/Palm Supports
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This is a great little scoop. It explains that  a wrist rest is really a palm rest and that it supports your palms and arms while you rest from typing. Read on...

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Sitting risks: How harmful is too much sitting...?

Sitting risks: How harmful is too much sitting...? | pain free sitting | Scoop.it
Sitting for extended periods — such as in front of the TV or at a desk — appears to increase the risk of death from cardiovascular disease and cancer.
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A short scoop that says it all about the risks associated with sitting for too long...whatever length of time that is...

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Sitting down for too long 'causes health problems - even if you exercise' ...

Sitting down for too long 'causes health problems - even if you exercise' ... | pain free sitting | Scoop.it
Sitting down for too long can cause a range of health problems, even among those who exercise regularly, experts have claimed.
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It is now time to change your seating habits and get up and about as often as you can - today!

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How to sit correctly (NHS - U.K. National Health Service)...

How to sit correctly (NHS - U.K. National Health Service)... | pain free sitting | Scoop.it
Prevent back pain and other related pains with these tips on setting up your work station correctly.

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Connor Salter's curator insight, May 12, 2013 5:26 PM

This short scoop gives some added detail to help you improve your posture and reduce risk of painful injury.

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How to put in the time to fix your office posture...

How to put in the time to fix your office posture... | pain free sitting | Scoop.it
How to put in the time and fix your office posture
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Oops, something bad just happened, don't worry, I'm sure it is our fault.
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Connor Salter's curator insight, May 6, 2013 11:46 AM

This is indeed very simple and could work for you.

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LUMOback Posture Sensor...

LUMOback Posture Sensor... | pain free sitting | Scoop.it
Remembering to sit up straight is easy to forget but bad posture leads to lower back pain, kicking off a rotten cycle of slouching and soreness.
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Connor Salter's curator insight, April 10, 2013 6:10 PM

A short scoop from me. However, you may want to consider buying a device like this to help your posture and reduce pain.

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'Gesture' chair designed for work in the 21st century (VIDEO)...

'Gesture' chair designed for work in the 21st century (VIDEO)... | pain free sitting | Scoop.it
Gesture chair designed for work in the 21st century (VIDEO)
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WASHINGTON - Most office chairs are made for someone who sits in front of a computer all day. But a new one promises comfort for 21st-century technology.
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Now this looks intelligent! At last, a chair that appears to be designed with humans in mind. No info yet as to how much it will cost though...

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Sitting, Slouching and Shrugging at Work.

Sitting, Slouching and Shrugging at Work. | pain free sitting | Scoop.it
Workers adopt different postures when using the tools of the modern workplace, from desktop computers and laptops to tablets and smartphones.
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This scoop follows-on from the previous one - 'How Modern Technology Is Destroying Your Posture At Work...'

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Some More Ideas For Correct Sitting Posture...

Some More Ideas For Correct Sitting Posture... | pain free sitting | Scoop.it

Do you have neck or back pain from sitting? Here are the KEY points to avoid pain: http://t.co/l9mguoWY

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Racing Weight: Are You Sitting Too Much?

Racing Weight: Are You Sitting Too Much? | pain free sitting | Scoop.it
Unless you sit less than the average person, you may still have a hard time reaching your ideal weight and optimizing your overall health.
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