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Posts found under "Worksite Wellness " within Fit Life

You are Not a “Brain on a Stick”

By ACE FITNESS on Tuesday, May 16, 2017

It’s easy to fall into the daily grind, mindlessly going through the motions, both at work and at home. But here’s some good news: Simple changes—bite-sized hacks to help you be vital and resilient, and show up to work with your whole self—are the key to achieving both vitality and wellness. Here’s how you can create your own rituals that will help you be become a fully vital and engaged human being.

How to Get Rid of That Pain in Your Neck

By ACE FITNESS on Wednesday, May 3, 2017

While chronic neck pain may be caused by arthritis, permanent tissue damage or a long-standing injury, it’s sometimes the result of harmful patterns repeated day after day. But here’s some good news: Once you become aware of some of these habits and postures, you can start to modify them, which can help reduce your pain. Here are some common culprits, along with daily life modifications you can make to prevent your next episode of neck pain from ruining your day.

Take a Stand Against Sitting: 7 Ways to Stay Fit at Work

By ACE FITNESS on Monday, April 10, 2017

If you’re like most Americans, you spend a majority of your workday sitting in a chair. Unfortunately, a growing body of research has linked prolonged sitting to a long list of health issues, including lower-back pain and an increased risk for cardiovascular disease and diabetes. But here’s some good news: You don’t have to make dramatic changes to your work schedule to combat the hazards of sitting. Here are seven tips for increasing physical activity in the office.

5 Workday Stretches That Relax Your Mind and Body

By Elizabeth Kovar on Monday, March 24, 2014

Sitting at a desk all day long—whether or not your job is stressful—can be really hard on the body. Taking a few minutes to stretch at your desk is a great way to lengthen the postural muscles, reconnect with the breath and take a break from workday worries. Here are five great stretches that you can do at your desk that will immediately leave you feeling less stressed and more relaxed.

The N.E.A.T. Way to Exercise

By Elizabeth Kovar on Thursday, February 27, 2014

Determined to increase the number of calories you burn each day, but can’t imagine trying to squeeze in another (or longer) workout? The good news is that you can significantly increase your caloric expenditure by simply finding more ways to move and be active throughout your day—without scheduling another trip to the gym. Learn how the N.E.A.T. way to exercise can help you reach your weight-loss goals.

The 3 Stretches You Should Be Doing If You Sit at a Desk

By Stephanie Thielen on Friday, August 9, 2013

An increasing body of research is showing just how bad it is for your body to sit at a desk all day. But you probably didn’t need a study to tell you that—you can tell from the tightness in your low back and hips. The good news is that you can counteract the soreness that comes from sitting by taking short breaks periodically and performing these three effective stretching exercises at least once a day.