Linking Gratitude at Work with Wellness

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Can we consciously increase gratitude?* Thank you… Such a simple phrase and one we learn at an early age. But maybe not one we think about in-depth all that often,...

The Silent Language Part II

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Empower your communication with Conscious Nonverbals * As we mentioned in the last tip, Michael Grinder, National Director of NLP in Education and internationally known expert in non-verbal leadership, says that...

The Silent Language Part I

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Research indicates that more than 80% of communication is nonverbal. We make unconscious judgments about others, while at the same time they are instinctively evaluating us. What if we could...

Saber-Toothed Tiger or Looming Deadline?

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When we feel stressed, it’s natural to want to shield ourselves. And because of our bone structure, the back of our bodies is better protected than the front. Our spine and...

Using Everyday Movement for Fitness

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The 4 H’s ( and sometimes 5)* We all know it’s important to exercise, but some days there just isn’t time. This month’s Sit Tech tip is dedicated to using…

Feeling stressed? Check your alignment.

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Use good sense and a little research to fight stress!* A randomized study conducted at Aukland University demonstrated that adopting an upright seated posture during stressful experiences can maintain self-esteem...

Relieve Holiday Stress!

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Santa can help!* With end of year reports and other projects due, feelings of pressure seem to be part of the season. And if everything at work is smooth, there...

Is your laptop a trouble-maker?

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Beware the Technology!* Don’t get me wrong. I love my old laptop, but if your chair is out to get you (and the research is very clear about that danger),...

Simple is often best.

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Start by saying Thank You.* There are numerous ways to say thank you from large monitory rewards to verbal praise. Yet one of the reasons most cited by workers for...

Have your buttocks retired on the job?

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It's time to engage your posterior * The static posture of sitting stretches some muscles and shortens others. Typically, sitting causes the glutes or buttock muscles to become inactive and sometimes,...

Maximize the benefits of walking meetings

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Boost productivity and health with walking meetings* One important way to break up the time we spend sitting at work is to hold walking meetings. A recent study by Oppezzo...

Take care of your heart!

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February is Heart Month* Recently a group of cardiologists set out to investigate why extended sitting leads to increases in heart attacks. Researchers reviewed extensive data from the Dallas Heart...

Little-known hacks to build habits

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Get Specific  * In the last two tips we discussed identifying a powerful reason  for establishing a new habit, and shared several ways to create reminders  so we remember to do...

The Second R of Habit Formation

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Consciously create a healthy habit* The secret to habit formation is simple--Practice! Practice! Practice! That's easy to say, but hard to accomplish. Most of us are loaded down with projects,...

Is it me or is it habit?

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How free is your Free Will? Cognitive and behavioral psychologists, neurobiologists and others who have studied habits for decades, tell us that 40% to 95% of what we do is...

Are you ready to stick with this year’s resolution?

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Will you be  one of the savvy 20%? When we hang up that new calendar on the office wall, many of us can easily imagine stepping into a better life....