World's Easiest Way to Be Much Healthier: Stand Up. By now you know you probably know that sitting down all day is terrible for you.
Who needs scientists to tell you that sitting for even one hour causes the production of fat-burning enzymes to decline a whopping 90%, or that more than four hours of desk time each day raises your risk of a heart attack by more than 100%? You can feel exactly how crappy sitting all day makes you feel at the end of each workday. (Though you may be shocked to learn that being a regular gym-goer doesn't protect you from the harmful effects of all that sitting.) The solution, according to recent articles in the New York Times and Wired, is simple: Get a standing desk.
You'll join good company, they point out, as Leonardo da Vinci, Ben Franklin and Winston Churchill among many others worked standing up, and vastly improve your health. So why don't more of us actually make this move, especially entrepreneurs who are fully in control of how they work? Simply put, it's a bit daunting. Your Desk Is Making You Stupid. Your desk, scientists reported recently, is trying to kill you.
According to the New York Times, scientists discovered that when we sit all day, "electrical activity in the muscles drops… leading to a cascade of harmful metabolic effects," and sadly even getting regular doses of exercise doesn't offset the damage. Nine Things Successful People Do Differently - Heidi Grant Halvorson. Learn more about the science of success with Heidi Grant Halvorson’s HBR Single, based on this blog post.
Why have you been so successful in reaching some of your goals, but not others? If you aren’t sure, you are far from alone in your confusion. It turns out that even brilliant, highly accomplished people are pretty lousy when it comes to understanding why they succeed or fail. The intuitive answer — that you are born predisposed to certain talents and lacking in others — is really just one small piece of the puzzle. 5 Ways To Spot A Bad Boss In An Interview. Top Executive Recruiters Agree There Are Only Three True Job Interview Questions. The myth of the eight-hour sleep. 22 February 2012Last updated at 11:58 ET By Stephanie Hegarty BBC World Service We often worry about lying awake in the middle of the night - but it could be good for you.
A growing body of evidence from both science and history suggests that the eight-hour sleep may be unnatural. In the early 1990s, psychiatrist Thomas Wehr conducted an experiment in which a group of people were plunged into darkness for 14 hours every day for a month. It took some time for their sleep to regulate but by the fourth week the subjects had settled into a very distinct sleeping pattern. They slept first for four hours, then woke for one or two hours before falling into a second four-hour sleep. Though sleep scientists were impressed by the study, among the general public the idea that we must sleep for eight consecutive hours persists. 7 Things You Should Never Do On An Interview. With the job market extremely tight, even the small stuff counts, especially when you’re on a job interview.
That’s why it’s so important not to say or do the wrong things, since that first impression could end up being the last one. With that in mind, here are seven deadly sins of job interviewing. The Magic of Doing One Thing at a Time - Tony Schwartz. By Tony Schwartz | 8:53 AM March 14, 2012 Why is it that between 25% and 50% of people report feeling overwhelmed or burned out at work?
It’s not just the number of hours we’re working, but also the fact that we spend too many continuous hours juggling too many things at the same time. What we’ve lost, above all, are stopping points, finish lines and boundaries. Technology has blurred them beyond recognition. Wherever we go, our work follows us, on our digital devices, ever insistent and intrusive.
Tell the truth: Do you answer email during conference calls (and sometimes even during calls with one other person)? How Recruiters See Your Resume. Life Lessons From Benjamin Franklin. Benjamin Franklin was a man of action.
8 Rules For Creating A Passionate Work Culture. Several years ago I was in the Thomson Building in Toronto.
I went down the hall to the small kitchen to get myself a cup of coffee. Ken Thomson was there, making himself some instant soup. True Secret to Success: Gratitude. I'm utterly convinced that the key to lifelong success is the regular exercise of a single emotional muscle: gratitude. People who approach life with a sense of gratitude are constantly aware of what's wonderful in their life. Because they enjoy the fruits of their successes, they seek out more success. And when things don't go as planned, people who are grateful can put failure into perspective. By contrast, people who lack gratitude are never truly happy. 9 Keys to Business & Career Success. I'm fortunate enough to know a number of remarkably successful people.
Regardless of industry or profession, they all share the same perspectives and beliefs. And they act on those beliefs: 1. Time doesn't fill me. I fill time. Positive Thinking: 7 Easy Ways to Improve a Bad Day. Had a lousy morning?
Things looking grim? Not to worry. The rest of your day need not be a disaster. It can in fact become one of your best, providing you take these simple steps: 1. There is no such thing as a "run of bad luck. " 3 Interview Questions You Must Ask. 10 Questions That Create Success. Think that success means making lots of money?
Think again. Pictures of dead presidents have never made anybody happy. And how can you be successful if you're not happy? Recruiting: 8 Qualities Your Best Employees Should Have. Great employees are reliable, dependable, proactive, diligent, great leaders and great followers... they possess a wide range of easily-defined—but hard to find—qualities. A few hit the next level. 10 Things Bosses Never Tell Employees. There’s a lot you don’t know about your employees, especially the things your employees will never tell you.
There’s also a lot employees don’t know about you. Here are 10 things business owners wish they could say to employees: I care about whether you like me. I want you to like me. 7 Things Highly Productive People Do. 6 Easy Ways to Reduce Stress. Stress sucks. According to the American Psychological Association, stress can result in headache, muscle tension, muscle pain, chest pain, fatigue, upset stomach, insomnia, anxiety, restlessness, lack of motivation, lack of focus, irritability, depression, eating problems, addiction ... and social withdrawal.
9 Things That Motivate Employees More Than Money. The ability to motivate employees is one of the greatest skills an entrepreneur can possess. Two years ago, I realized I didn’t have this skill. So I hired a CEO who did. Josh had 12 years in the corporate world, which included running a major department at Comcast. 8 Things Your Employees Need Most. Pay is important. But pay only goes so far. Getting a raise is like buying a bigger house; soon, more becomes the new normal.
Higher wages won’t cause employees to automatically perform at a higher level. Ten Reasons Winners Keep Winning, Aside from Skill - Rosabeth Moss Kanter. By Rosabeth Moss Kanter | 7:00 AM August 1, 2012. Why Everyone Should Work in Sales. Everyone should work in sales at some point in their career -- the earlier the better. 4 Words You Should Never Say. What The Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast. Last Updated May 15, 2011 2:03 PM EDT. The Link Between Quietness And Productivity.
12 Things Killer Employees Do Before Noon. A recent study published in an American Psychological Association journal, Emotion, suggests that early birds are generally happier than night owls.