Will a Sit-Stand Desk Make You Healthier?

Sit-stand desks are fixtures in many offices today. But new research finds little proof of health benefits associated with their use. Experts warn that long periods of sitting can increase the risk of heart disease and obesity. Adjustable desks that let you stand or sit while working are among the approaches being tried to reduce…

Tai Chi Could Be a Healthy Move for Your Heart

Tai chi and other traditional Chinese exercises may benefit people with heart disease, researchers report. The new review of 35 studies included more than 2,200 people in 10 countries. The investigators found that, among people with heart disease, these types of low-risk activities appeared to help lower blood pressure and levels of LDL (“bad”) cholesterol…

Getting Comfortable Being Uncomfortable

We all hate discomfort, especially the emotional kind. Everyone avoids it. But, there are new therapeutic techniques that can actually help us tolerate it better by building a new relationship with it. Sounds crazy right? A new relationship with pain? WTF? But, it works. It’s called mindfulness. Mindfulness is the ability of the mind to…