Published March 10th, 2015 by

David is the best athlete I have ever known, and I’ve known many athletes. I met him when I was 12, and his athletic proficiency was clear even then. At the time, he had successfully convinced his dad to build him a halfpipe, and was learning “aggressive rollerblading” (it was…

Read More Lateralization of Skills Makes You A Better Human

Published March 9th, 2015 by

When I first started using a standing desk, fatigue and pain prevented me from standing as much as I had hoped. I wondered if there was something I was doing wrong, or how I could improve my standing. Then I found just the thing: Foundation Training exercises. With just a…

Read More Pain and Fatigue While Standing? Try These 3 Exercises!

Published February 16th, 2015 by
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[QS Admin]: This post is from our newest author, John. Read his intro piece here. I’ve stated before my belief that quality movement and quality health both come easiest to those who develop a strong “feeling” sense. Since our bodies, minds, and emotions are constantly responding to the foods we…

Read More Own Your Pain (So It Won’t Own You)

Published January 19th, 2015 by

[QS Admin]: We’re delighted to introduce a fantastic new author here at QS. John is a recovered couch potato turned recovering fitness addict who spent most of his childhood and teenage years sidelined by his chronically painful low back and feet. Today, he pursues practical studies in the manual, movement, and…

Read More The Immediacy of Felt Experience

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The real benefit of standing desks is that they allow you to move more. We’ve covered that before. We’ve also said that blood flow is incredibly important, and that humans are designed to have healthy blood flow only when our calves flex regularly, as they do when walking. So it…

Read More Why Treadmill Desks are Bad Ergonomics

Published November 20th, 2014 by

It’s no secret that exercise can’t save you from the ill effects of prolonged sitting. But did you know that sitting actually damages your exercise? It’s true. Your butt isn’t designed to be a load-bearing surface. That prolonged pressure on your backside causes myofascial adhesion – tissue effects that damage…

Read More Sticking Points: How Your Chair is Ruining Your Running

Published November 17th, 2014 by

When your sleep is good, most everything just seems to work itself out. Waking up even a little groggy, on the other hand, just makes everything feel a little worse, all day long. So we’re big on improving sleep. That’s why we’ve written about how light affects your sleep (even…

Read More Improving Sleep with Smart Data (Or Why Sex Beats Breakfast)