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Last week in Part 1 of this series on standing desk health research, we discussed reporting from Europe that showed the scarcity of evidence of health benefits derived from standing at work. This week, we go to the New York Times where they delve into…

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The standing-desk industry is thriving. Health-conscious go-getters are converting their standard desks into standing desks with 3rd party add-ons. Some are bringing in entirely new (and pricey) units which can convert from standing to sitting with the touch of a button. And why not? Clearly,…

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Hootsuite CEO, Ryan Holmes, pays his employees to exercise at work, and thinks you should too. Hootsuite’s service is a platform that helps other companies manage their social media. They currently have 1,000 employees and a very active gym in their corporate headquarters in Vancouver,…

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Congratulations! You live in interesting times. After a contentious confirmation process, President Trump’s new Secretary of Health and Human Services is now in his first week on the job. Said Secretary of Health and Human Services, Tom Price, is tasked with his party’s stated mission…

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Our modern health epidemic of obesity, diabetes, and heart disease is not a “knowledge problem,” it is a “behavior problem.” In other words, it is no longer surprising to hear more evidence that the the top causes of death in America are preventable by diet…

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“If you put a scale in someone’s bathroom, that doesn’t mean they are going to lose weight,” says Timothy Church, professor of preventative medicine at Pennington Biomedical Research Center at Louisiana State University. “A fitness tracker isn’t going to tie your running shoes and move…

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As the national conversation about physical benefits of sedentary disruption in the workplace continues to unfold, CNN Money reports top executives who are obsessed with other benefits of taking walks during work. Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg, and Jeff Weiner and others are profiled in this…

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