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Running Towards Good Posture.

Posture is not something we ever leave at home. We take it with us everywhere and having good posture is a part of our overall well being and contributes so much to our longevity. A particularly good yoga teacher once said to me “we are only as young as our spine”. That really resonated with me and comes back to me every time I try and come up with a lame excuse to skip a yoga class. I try to lead a pretty active lifestyle by doing yoga, hiking, travelling- but my ultimate favourite thing to do is run. Running keeps my mind calm and makes me feel strong and healthy, but it does come with some down sides. If...

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Do You Even Have Bad Posture??

The concept of “bad posture” versus “good posture” is hardly a new phenomenon. In a society designed to sit it’s a pretty hot topic that comes up regularly- especially in the workplace. We’ve been writing about different ways to fix posture issues and bad sitting habits for a few months now, but we haven’t really dug into how to properly identify what the bad habits actually are. How can you fix things you aren’t even sure are broken!! This week we’ve decided to put our detective hats on and figure out how to identify bad posture habits. Before we talk about the three most common “bad” posture habits let’s first let’s talk about some spine stuff. There are three really...

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Walk That Walk: Sleekform's Tips On Improving Your Standing Posture.

We talk a lot of talk about how to improve your posture while you’re sitting, but we don’t want you to solely focus on that. Posture is not something you use for only a portion of the day, it’s something you take with you wherever you go, which is why we compiled this list of our top 5 tips for improving your posture while you walk and stand. 1: Find Your Center Keep your chin level with the ground, your shoulders back, and your core engaged. Place your feet about shoulder-width apart, the same stance you would use for working out then lift your arms above your head and release them down to your side. Do you feel that? That’s...

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What the heck is "Ergonomics" anyway?!

Let's start with a good old fashioned dictionary definition: Ergonomics are wildly important when creating and maintaining a productive place to work. There are countless benefits to optimizing your work space to be more ergonomic, but we've broken it down for you with our top 5 reason why you should be evaluating the current ergonomic set up of your work space. 1. It Reduces Costs!! We talked about this in our last blog post (y'all can read that here!)  but the skinny of it is that according to the OSHA static postures and poor workspace set ups account for $15 BILLION in workers compensation costs  A YEAR. Hellooooo!  2. Improves Productivity. We could preach this to you until the cows come home- if you are comfortable you will stay focused longer. You will look for less reasons to get up and move around, your mind will be...

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Sitting Is The New Smoking.

It’s really no secret that our bodies were built to move, and not sit stagnant like a sloth bent over a computer all day long. It’s been proven time and time again how detrimental sitting can be to your overall health. The saying “Sitting is the new smoking” is no joke. Did you know, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, OSHA, Work-related musculoskeletal disorders caused by repetitive movements, sitting in awkward positions or straining neck to look at a computer screen and static postures and lack of breaks account for more than $15 billion in workers’ compensation costs? It’s also been proven time and time again that society doesn’t move forward unless we sit down and get some work...

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