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Weekly Round-Up #89: Standing Is Still The Best Medicine, Bad Office Habits & Why We All Need A Hygge

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Weekly Round-Up #89: Standing Is Still The Best Medicine, Bad Office Habits & Why We All Need A Hygge

Hello, and welcome to the Third round-up geared towards our Healthy Habits Challenge for September. This week we revisit standing versus sitting at work, why you’re tired at work and why we all need a digital detox.

Online Standing vs Sitting Calorie Counter – JustStand.org

I’ve written in a couple of round-ups about how standing desks can be beneficial to your health and this website allows you to calculate how many calories you’d burn standing versus sitting based on your weight – note that it doesn’t take into account any movement so if you’re in retail or a job that requires you to move about it probably won’t be that accurate for you but if you sit behind a desk and are quite sedentary all day then the results may surprise you.

The Best Standing Desk: Stand And Deliver – Reviews.Com

So, if the previous link has show that you’ll get a significant benefit from standing a bit more at work, how do you go about it? Fear not! The team at Reviews.Com have put 67 (yes, you read that correctly – sixty seven!) standing desks through their paces so you figure out which one best suits your needs.

Editors Note: I didn’t even realise there were that many types of standing desk on the market – wow!

9 Bad Habits That Are Making You Tired at the Office – Make Use Of

There are plenty of healthy habits you can pick up to use at the office (spoiler alert: Standing is one of them!) but how about your lighting or having an untidy desk? Yup, they can make you feel unwell too.

Say hello to hygge: The Danish secret to happiness – Telegraph

Hygge (pronounced Hoo-Gah) is a new wellness trend following hot on the heels of Marie Kondo’s “The Life Changing Magic Of Tidying Up”. I’ve included it in the “Healthy Habits series as I think having a mental wellness routine – whether that be making time for yourself, meditation or other – is just as important as having one for physical exercise.

This technique comes from Denmark – regularly voted the world’s happiest country and involves essentially making time for you, and making sure your surroundings are as relaxing and supportive as possible. I’ll be looking into this idea a bit more soon so make sure to keep an eye out!

Meal Planning Revisited – How To Build A Recipe Bank – Little Coffee Fox

I wrote last week about how important meal planning is to your general health and well-being (as well as your finances and the environment) but sometimes it can be a bit daunting to get started if you don’t have a pile of recipes to begin with. Don’t worry though it’s easier than you think to come up with ideas and organise them (if you don’t fancy my old style or new style meal planners)

Four Things I Discovered On My Digital Detox – Huffington Post

When most people think about starting a healthy routine, and detoxing, it’s all about knocking carbs, alcohol, wheat or certain types of fat on the head (amongst other things) but how about other items that can do us harm that we might not think about like technology? Read this article to see how your life doesn’t have to completely revolve around technology.

Do You Listen to Music While Working? Here’s What It Does to Your Brain (and It’s Pretty Awesome) – Inc.

Music isn’t just for workouts, it can also help you become more productive – or distracted. Read the article to find out how different types of music affect you.

54 Ways to Remain Happy and Healthy Despite Your Busy Lifestyle – GarageGym Planner

Finally, there’s no excuse for not improving your lifestyle just a little bit with some of the great tips in this post. From making sure you get enough water to stop making so many smoothies – there’s something for everyone here.

Have A Great Weekend

Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram so you can see how well I’m keeping up with the food side of my Healthy Habits Challenge and if you have any meal suggestions or tips on how I can keep up my healthy habits please leave a comment!

Healthy Habits Series

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