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Office Fitness and Health

Ergonomics.org
This Web Site is dedicated to the exchange of information between the fields of ergonomics and the Alexander Technique. Suggestions and contributions from ergonomists and from Alexander Technique students and teachers are most welcome - as is your support.

Rule #1 of www.brainrules.net
Active Sitting helps you focus and concentrate by allowing movement.

This is http://zenhabits.net/stand/
Multiple medical studies have shown that prolonged sitting greatly increases the rate of all-cause mortality, especially from causes including cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity. In particular, that first study showed that people who sit for most of the day are 54 percent more likely to die of heart attacks. * Even if you exercise, the longer you sit the greater the chances you will die. * Sitting shuts down the circulation of a fat-absorbing enzyme called lipase. In another study, scientists found that standing up engages muscles and promotes the distribution of lipase, which prompts the body to process fat and cholesterol, independent of the amount of time spent exercising.

Marks Daily Apple is an incredible resource for adapting natural living into the modern setting using what's called the Primal Blueprint or Paleolithic Philosophy/Diet.
http://www.marksdailyapple.com/16-tips-for-desk-jockeys-what-to-do-about-sitting-all-day/#comment-770692

Barefoot Running
http://www.chrismcdougall.com/blog/category/barefoot-running/

http://www.wholewoman.com/
Prolapse usually occurs slowly over time due to changes in the natural pelvic organ support system. The human female spine, pelvis and pelvic organs develop in a very specific way as a result of intraabdominal pressure, or the expansion of our lungs under the forces of gravity. That anatomy is supported by the ways in which women sit, stand and move throughout the day. Modern culture no longer encourages natural posture, therefore the innate female pelvic organ support system becomes compromised in many women.

http://wholewoman.com/blog/
Psoas, Instinctive Responses & The Healthy Pelvis by Liz Koch on November 1, 2011 The psoas muscle is part of our instinctive fear response. Whether or not it is falling in love or propelling through space, the dynamic psoas surrenders deep within our core. All unresolved fear is communicated through the psoas and directly affects the pelvis. When we feel our integrity is compromised, it is the constricted psoas that plays havoc on our breath and the natural positioning of the pelvis.

Small Spaces/Tiny Houses/Downscaling/Interior Design

Loving Living Small
Dedicated to spaces 1000 square feet and under, here you'll find tips, resources, small space solutions and tons of design inspiration to encourage living small with style.

http://www.smallsquarefeet.com
Living in small spaces will test your creativity.  This website will help you along with furnishing and design ideas.  I want to do this by posting stories and pictures of what people have done to make their tiny pad a comfortable home.  I’ll also show products that I’ve come across or use that you may find useful.

http://www.elizabethpaulsonredesign.com/
Rearrange, reuse and reinvent your space. Similar to HGTV, Elizabeth Paulson Redesign clears the room, shops the home, and puts it back together... rearranged, reused, and reinvented.

http://2bydesign.blogspot.com/
Virtual design for virtually every space

Great blog for clutter clearing
http://unclutterer.com/2008/03/14/workspace-of-the-week-all-about-zen/comment-page-1/#comment-9486
 

Creating Sanctuary/Indoor Air Quality/Sacred Spacee

www.emfrelief.com
Sick Building Survival Guide Today's modern conveniences have pushed technologies into our living spaces . . . that can make us sick. Two common groups of irritants found in our living spaces are: Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Irritants 1. Airborne Particulates in decreasing size * Pollen * Mold * Animal and Human Dander * Dirt, Dust-mite Debris * Bacteria * Viruses 2. Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) * Microbial VOCs * Non-microbial VOCs 3. Airflow Dynamics * IAQ Assessment - Damage Control Electromagnetic Field (EMF) Irritants

www.buildingbiology.net
The International Institute for Bau-Biologie and Ecology (IBE) is an international movement of concerned individuals who are looking at the environmental factors of the built environment that affect human health. This group is involved with delivering current information regarding environmentally friendly building systems and materials.

http://www.birthdefects.org/
An extremely helpful and informative science-based educational website with sections on Parent Resources, Research, and Prevention

http://www.thewarmmilkjournal.com/latest-posts/
Welcome to the Warm Milk Journal! My name is Debra. I am a mom, school teacher, and resident of sunny Florida. For many years I was challenged with anxiety and insomnia issues. I am doing much better now and wish to help anybody out there who is having a hard time sleeping at night.

http://www.bestwaterpurificationblog.com/

http://www.cleanairpurewater.com/5steps.html

http://toxicfreenutrition.com/Professional_Help.html
While there are many things you can do yourself to aid your body in processing and removing toxic chemicals, you may also wish to get some professional help, in fact, if you really want to thoroughly detox your body, get professional help. Professionals have products and techniques available that are not accessible to the general consumer. Some of these are more powerful and effective and thus require supervision. But also, and most importantly, professionals have knowledge and experience and can guide you through the experience successfully.

http://toxicfreenutrition.com/
How is your body or mind less than optimum? Tired or fatigued? Insomnia? Headaches? Overweight or diabetic? Is your sex drive in park? Depression? Can't think clearly? Muscle aches? Joint pains? Digestive problems (gas, bloating, constipation, etc)? All of these health problems, in fact, virtually every symptom and illness is now associated with toxic chemicals we are exposed to in everyday life. Toxic chemical exposure is now so widely recognized as a factor affecting health that even the Centers for Disease Control are now tracking the type and amount of toxic chemicals we have in our bodies.

http://www.ewg.org
At EWG, our team of scientists, engineers, policy experts, lawyers and computer programmers pores over government data, legal documents, scientific studies and our own laboratory tests to expose threats to your health and the environment, and to find solutions. Our research brings to light unsettling facts that you have a right to know.

Sustainable Living/Permaculuture

http://www.yarnstotell.com/

 

How to Recycle Anything

http://www.westonaprice.org
The Weston A. Price Foundation is a nonprofit, tax-exempt charity founded in 1999 to disseminate the research of nutrition pioneer Dr. Weston Price, whose studies of isolated nonindustrialized peoples established the parameters of human health and determined the optimum characteristics of human diets. Dr. Price's research demonstrated that humans achieve perfect physical form and perfect health generation after generation only when they consume nutrient-dense whole foods and the vital fat-soluble activators found exclusively in animal fats.

 

 

 

http://anmolmehta.com/blog/2007/02/22/10-guidelines-for-kundalini-yoga-practice/

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