Are you still going strong on your New Year’s resolutions for 2021? Or did life get in the way? Seriously, we know how it goes. Get back into your resolutions by walking more for National Walking Day on April 7… and the rest of the year too!
This time of year is when people decide to get healthy… or discover that they’re already falling off the resolution bandwagon! We’re here to help with achievable goals and to boost you back on to the bandwagon if necessary!
Did you, like many of our readers, resolve to exercise more in 2021! January is Walk Your Dog month, so you can get the whole family in on the fun! Keep your heart and the rest of you safe by parading with your pooch.
You know, if you’ve been reading us regularly, that sitting is bad for your health! According to the New York Times, people who move least and sit most during the day (sedentary) have a 260% higher likelihood of premature death, compared to the least sedentary.
The idea for our folding table riser products all started with another company that we owned: a catering business. Most folding tables are designed for banquet height, which is about 29-30” above the ground. It’s usually the perfect height for sitting and eating. Other benefits of folding tables is that they’re pretty inexpensive and can be repurposed for a variety of uses. As caterers, we often used them for preparing the food. The problem was that the right height for eating is not the right height for standing. Our workers had to crouch down to work, which hurt their backs.
November is National Diabetes Month. Not only do we want to stay well ourselves, but we want our clients to do so also! You might know there are two kinds of diabetes. Those with Type 1 aren’t able to make any insulin, and it’s thought to be an autoimmune disorder. Also called juvenile diabetes, the symptoms may appear in childhood or later and develop very quickly. Only about 5% of diabetics are Type 1. Those with Type 2 diabetes create enough insulin but don't process it properly. Type 2 appears over a period of time, and sometimes people who have it aren’t aware of it. Risk factors include excess weight and inactivity, so you can take steps (sometimes literally!) to prevent it.
If you feel like you’re going a little crazy during these coronavirus restriction times, you’re definitely not alone! This Saturday, October 10 is World Mental Health Day. We looked for some ways that we can all stay mentally healthy right now so we can share them with you! This week music was our inspiration.
If you’ve been reading our blog, by now you know how bad sitting is for your health. But did you know that standing more can also help you burn more calories? Which is especially important while you’re working from home due to coronavirus! Here are a variety of ways to get more standing and moving into your day, whether you’re working remotely or you’re back at the office.