You may recall my previous posts on The Dangers of Too Much Sitting, where we discussed the many health issues that arise from the amount of sitting and sedentary lifestyle so common with today’s technology, and how to reverse the domino effects of sitting… and If Sitting Is the New Smoking, where we explored some of the great minds throughout history who swore by the standing desks, and looked into a few resources for standing desks. I received numerous comments, messages and personal emails with questions and concerns. Many people, of all ages, were almost embarrassed to admit that even though they exercise, they were experiencing the symptoms of sedentary living- because they work long hours in front of a computer. Some wrote of aesthetic concerns, unwilling to trade a desk they were perfectly happy with for an expensive eyesore… which I could fully appreciate. Many people already have a desk, are heavily invested in a desk they love, only do traditional or french or antique desks, are working at their kitchen table, don’t have the budget for new furniture, etc. All valid points of view… [Read more...]
Hot new gadget on the GirlTECH front — it is called Lumo Lift, and it is all about better posture and movement tracking. This little magnetic oval-shaped device clips to your shirt or undergarment, about an inch below your collar-bone. It communicates with an app that you download to your phone, Here is how it works. You put the device on (it doesn’t work well on loose clothing), stand up straight, double tap the device to activate it. When you slouch, it will give you a gentle buzzing reminder that you will feel, prompting you to stand up straight. It collects the data, which you can read from your app on your phone. The app gives you encouraging messages along the way, like a positive coach, and an hourly report. Not only is the Lumo Lift tracking your posture, but your activity as well. Pretty cool, it functions as a posture corrector AND like a fitbit type device (but it is so much better than a fitbit). It charges fully in about an hour and can last up to four days. See how it works: [Read more...]
Well, here we are celebrating the end of the summer, and the produce is still incredible. In our house, we are all about seasonal salads and fresh ingredients, which appears to be gourmet but the truth is that it is also easy. The beautiful fruits and vegetables make instantly healthy meals – and the more simple, the better. What puts the salads over the top is having a pantry armed with a few good quality ingredients. My mantra is:
GOOD INGREDIENTS MAKE GOOD FOOD.
So my recommendation is to invest in a few bottles of high quality olive oil and a good basalmic glaze. The flavors of the [Read more...]
LAFCO New York has recently added liquid soap and hand lotion to their already stellar product line. The fragrances they offer are so outstanding that they have long since been my go to brand for candles, which lead me to their bar soaps. So far, all good. It only gets better… with the addition of their TRUE LIQUID HAND SOAP and REPARATIVE HAND CREAM. What I had not previously realized about LAFCO products was that they are HOMEOPATHIC, so if ingredients are not beneficial, they will not be included in LAFCO products. I was already a fan of the product line, but now LAFCO really had my attention…
Some of the greatest minds in history have sworn by stand up desks: including Winston Churchill, Ernest Hemingway, Leonardo da Vinci, Kierkegaard, Charles Dickens, Virginia Woolf. Coincidence? I’m thinking not. [Read more...]