Is Your Butt Dormant?

It sounds like the setup for a bad joke, but dormant butt syndrome is no laughing matter. Coined by physical therapist Chris Kolba, dormant butt syndrome refers to the weakened gluteal muscles caused by prolonged sitting and a sedentary lifestyle. This is a condition that’s been acknowledged by several other names by other trainers and physical therapists, all referring to the...

Prevent Eye Strain with the 20-20-20 Rule

Many of us are familiar with the discomfort we so often experience after spending a long day at the office, or even a lazy weekend afternoon bingeing a TV series. Eye strain is an extremely common condition and a phenomenon that will likely become ever more common as we spend increasing hours in front of a wider variety of screen devices. It can be hard to notice how much...

Key Lessons For Creating an Active Office

You've probably heard about the idea of the active office but what that means for you and your particular workplace might be less clear. We know we need to be more active in our workplaces, but how does that apply to your particular office? What exactly do you need to do to be more active at work—and is being more active at work even worth it? Not only is it worth it—by a lo...

Top 10 Tips For Improving Wellbeing In The Workplace

If you’re reading this article because you’ve already decided that you want to boost your workplace wellness, congratulations. You’ve already taken the most important step towards improving your health. With a little motivation, you’ll soon fall into healthier habits that will keep you happier and more productive and might even inspire your coworkers to make similar lifestyle c...

Walking Meetings Vs Standing Desks

We are so lucky to live in the era we do, with unprecedented access to technology and solutions to keep us healthy at work. Once-dangerous factory jobs and construction and labor positions have become regulated for worker safety, and we continue to develop tools to make jobs faster, easier, and safer. In general, the development and spread of new technology should be...

Motivations to Help You Remember to Stand

The team here at Zen Space like to follow up with our existing customers to see how they are getting on with their new sit-stand desks and one of the most common questions we hear is: 'I made a commitment to sit less at work, but I’m having trouble remembering to actually do it. I know it’s important, but it’s so hard to break the habit of sitting at a desk. How do I remem...

Sitting All Day is Like Living in Space

If human beings were designed to live in space, we would have been born in space suits—or at least without these giant, needy lungs. Instead, every tiny and seemingly insignificant aspects of our bodies are designed to exist and flourish under the multitude of gravity’s effects, most of which carry on unnoticed all day long. The team here at Zen Space Desks are not the only...

How to Choose the Right Standing Desk

It’s a lot easier to make the decision to switch to a standing desk than it is to actually choose a standing desk. From casual bloggers about workplace habits, to research studies and educational websites, there is no shortage of information available showing that sedentary lifestyles, including sitting at work for extended periods, are bad for your health. We know that prolo...

Tips For Using A Standing Desk

We are made to move. Our bodies are designed for activities like running, jumping, and swimming, and a sedentary lifestyle is a hazard to the health. In fact, the World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that inactivity is the fourth leading cause of death globally, attributing 3.2 million annual deaths to insufficient physical activity. Sitting around all day is surprisingly...

Sitting and Standing Desks Pros and Cons

Sitting on your rump simply does not cut it anymore when you’re working for hours upon hours on end. We’re all consistently looking for the best way to work. Whether we place importance on comfort or our health is based on the individual decision just as the decision to eat a cheeseburger is made for some while a salad is made for others. With this being said, sitting and stand...

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