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Be Your Best Self: Get More Sleep

WellnessFX wants you to Be Your Best Self. To help you along the way, we will be giving away one $50 gift-card to Whole Foods, REI, or Lululemon each week! All you have to do is click here and sign-up!

While you wait to see if you’re one of our lucky winners, we’ll be sharing daily tips on how to Be Your Best Self through small changes. It only makes sense to start with where most Americans are seriously lacking: sleep.

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The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.

Trailblazing Thursdays: “Sitting Is Killing You” . . . And What to Do About It

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Near the end of last year we shared an informative infographic on the dangers of sitting. The essence of the picture is captured in this poignant sentence: People who sit for most of their day are 54% more likely to die of a heart attack.

More and more experts agree that sitting all day, every day can be detrimental to one’s health, even for those who exercise regularly. But what can you do about it? Many people aren’t able to control their work environment, especially when the majority of the office doesn’t share the same health priorities. It would be extremely awkward to be the only one standing in a sea full of sitters. Even worse, the office administration might not be receptive to the expense of a standing desk.

Those who work at home or have the ability to stand all day should also take heed: don’t let the phrase “Sitting is Killing You” scare you into other unhealthy habits. According to Men’s Health, standing for hours and hours on end can lead to musculoskeletal disorders in the legs, knees, and lower back. It’s recommended that you stand as long as it feels comfortable. Taking a seat after that won’t kill you – in fact, it might just make you healthier. Multiple sources suggest splitting standing and sitting time 50:50.

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The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.