A Boost in Happiness, Productivity and Mood by Sitting All Day

Active Desk Engine prototype from Jim Martin, PhD.

“Sitting all day” is now a phrase that sends doctors, therapists, ergonomic specialists, journalists and spooked readers running for cover. The sedentary lifestyle, it appears, does not only deprive you from a boost in happiness, it is a one-way ticket to long-term pain. Funny thing is, we shouldn’t forget that we’ve been doing this all … Read more A Boost in Happiness, Productivity and Mood by Sitting All Day

The Office Workout: Working Out While Working

It is a rare breed of white-collar job that allows one to exercise while going about one’s business at their desks. How can you have an office workout without access, time, inclination or a desire to hit the gym? You’re either at your desk hammering away that the keyboard, wrestling with that report or other … Read more The Office Workout: Working Out While Working

Standing Tables Don’t Work

standing desk

Standing desks were supposed to be a lifesaver. Over the years, pundits, the media and supposed experts everywhere were dumping it on how sitting down, especially over long periods and in recurring fashion such as at work, is very bad for you to the point of killing you. The world was up in arms touting … Read more Standing Tables Don’t Work

The Bike Desk Will Save Your Life

Under Desk Bike

While it may seem like a wacko claim that an exercise machine will save your life (technically, all of them do), the bicycle desk, with its inherent and unique nature of folding the gym into your regular schedule without losing time, is one of those rare not-celebrated marvels of fitness technology that is unlike most … Read more The Bike Desk Will Save Your Life

Top 10 Ways Sitting Will Kill You

Sitting at Work

Face it, that last Netflix marathon made you feel intuitively guilty. Sitting too long watching the tube can give you pangs of guilt along with the joys of the show you’re watching. It’s like the guilt-reward trip you get when eating that bar of chocolate or ice cream tub. But it gets worse, because your … Read more Top 10 Ways Sitting Will Kill You

Welcome to Bikes for Fitness

Marcy Cardio Mini-Cycle Exercise Bike

Staying Healthy While Sitting All Day Humans are an active, mobile species. Staying in place makes us wither. We aren’t meant to stay put, but made to move. Research and (inconclusive) authority sites have time and again shown that staying stationary is bad for your health.Yet humans just love to sit. Whether slouching in the … Read more Welcome to Bikes for Fitness