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Standing Desk Round Up – Back Pain, Box Desks + Media Pharmacists

The Guardian have published a lengthy first person account of one writer’s lifetime struggle with back pain. The editorial in their ongoing “the long read” blog details writer Maggie O’Farrell’s reflections on living with chronic pain from spinal injury for many years. An excerpt on Maggie’s life changing back pain; “Don’t get me wrong: I

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Blood Pressure Reduced in Just 1 Week Using a Standing Desk

DIGITAL marketing worker Craig Freeman, 31, is from Reigate in the UK. Craig trialled a standing desk for just one week for an article in a national newspaper. In just one week he saw benefits. His blood pressure was above normal before the test and within normal limits after. This is what he said…“Having spent

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Dell EMC Education Road Show

Today we were invited by DELL EMC UK education department to join their road show in Manchester and showcase the new EIGER Junior standing desk to their customers. IT and EIGER’S work perfectly together especially with the latest Dell Chromebooks that were on display. IT and sitting are in the DNA of most people and

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Children become less active from the age of just seven, major study finds

Children are entering a “tragic decline” from the age of just seven, with activity levels dropping long before they leave primary school, new research suggests. Fitness experts said British pupils were entering a state of digital dependence which would shorten lives, with sedentary lifestyles becoming the norm long before children reached adolescence. The Gateshead Millenium Cohort study tracked

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Exercise is Good for the Heart

Even a single workout could be good for the heart. That’s the conclusion of a fascinating new study in mice that found that 30 minutes on a treadmill affects gene activity within cardiac cells in ways that, over the long haul, could slow the aging of the animals’ hearts. Although the study involved mice, the

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More Than 20 Million Briton’s Physically Inactive

More than 20 million people in the UK are physically inactive, according to a report by the British Heart Foundation. The charity warns that inactivity increases the risk of heart disease and costs the NHS around £1.2bn each year. Harriet Mulvaney experienced a heart attack at 44 and decided to make changes to her lifestyle.

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Improve Pupil Attainment by Improving Pupil Health

Today we were invited to attend Yorkshire Sport Foundation’s conference on improving pupil attainment by improving pupil health…sounds sense. Activity experts from UK Universities Leeds Beckett and Loughborough were some of the keynote speakers. 2 points which made real impact were… 1: For any learning environment to be effective the brain needs to be stimulated

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Active Improves Concentration in the Classroom

In the summer of 2015 a researcher from Oxford University worked with pupils from Year 5 at Christ the King Primary School in Reading (UK) to investigate the effect of PE and activity on concentration levels in the classroom. There is a well known and established link between playtime and subsequent levels of concentration. Briefly,

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Exercise keeps the mind sharp in over-50s

Physical activity has long been known to reduce the risk of a number of diseases, including type-2 diabetes and some cancers, and it is thought to play a role in warding off the brain’s natural decline as we enter middle age.   Dr Justin Varney, lead for adult health and wellbeing at Public Health England,

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Youth Sport Trust Meeting

Today we had a fantastic meeting with The Youth Sport Trust in the Entrepreneurial Spark Business Hub in central Manchester. It is a UK national charity creating solutions that improve health, attendance and academic achievement in primary and secondary schools for young people from 18 months to 18 years. In 2016 The Youth Sport Trust

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