Ever notice how good it feels to stretch, move, and yawn after a deep sleep or after sitting for long hours? You might notice this more often in children and animals. This is a necessary physiological response called pandiculation: “the medical term for the stretching and stiffening of the trunk and extremities, often accompanied by yawning, to arouse the body… Continue reading “Just shake it off!” | The actual way to ‘shake-off’ stress and boost energy in the workday.
Why I think the average person is ‘doing it wrong’ even with great equipment and perfect posture… “…[because] the BEST posture, is the NEXT posture.”– Peter Opsvik, ‘Father’ of ergonomic furniture design. I’ve worked in a lot of places since entering the workplace at 14 yrs old. I’ve worked in tire shops, golf courses, rec centres, delivery… Continue reading Where ergonomic standards fall short.
Keep calm and steady under pressure or when a sh!t storm is brewing. This photo was taken by a dear friend, both of us with minimal experience and a basic understanding of the fundamentals in keeping safe on the open sea. This moment of calm – watching a distant weather system brew up, keeping an… Continue reading The Amateurs can beat the Pros with this one key tool…
“Up to 80 percent of people unconsciously hold their breath, or breathe shallowly, when responding to email or texting.” – Linda Stone, researcher, and former executive at Apple and Microsoft. Commonly referred to as “Email Apnea”, it is common for hard working people to undergo periods of shallow or limited breathing during screen time, stress, and sedentary behaviour. The… Continue reading The good and the bad of holding your breath while you work.