How to move more at your desk job

How to move more at your desk job

In Which Desk is the Best, we talked about why sitting (or standing) still isn't ideal. Lack of physical activity is responsible for an enormous amount of pain and suffering.

And still, we sit. (Or we stand.) All. Day. Long. 

But wait, you might be thinking, I work out every day! I'm an active person. 

Brace yourself, for this next bit may be hard to hear.

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What I’m making instead of a resolution this New Year’s Day

What I’m making instead of a resolution this New Year’s Day

I’m not the New Year's resolution type. When I realize something needs changing, I change it. Done. Setting a date on which to change gives me just enough time to think it over and get too bored to care. Yeah, I know I’m more impulsive than the average bear. What can I say? It’s who I am. 

Yet, especially now that I’m older and have children, I find myself searching for a way to make decisions and track progress over the year — a set of guiding principles, you might say. 

Except I already have plenty of guiding principles, and I do mean plenty. I imagine my principles as various items shoved into a kitchen junk drawer. I know I have them and I know where to find them, but they are in a jumbled mess among the pens, chip clips, and USB cables from cameras long gone. 

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