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Standing Is Better Than Sitting—and Not Just for Your Health

In case you haven't heard, sitting is bad. Doctors say if you sit for long hours at your job, the amount of time spent exercising doesn’t counteract all the time you spend sitting. Standing is better for your health, but research suggests standing also improves productivity and creativity and boosts energy.

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Naomi Karten
Take a Walk! It Could Help You Do Your Job Better

Studies have shown that sitting for too many hours is bad for your health—and sitting at your desk all day poses serious risks. However, standing periodically may not help much. Taking a walk not only gets you standing, it may also boost your mood and your ability to handle stress on your job.

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Naomi Karten
Fitness Applications Taking Over Your Personal and Professional Life

Last year, Google discovered that the health and fitness section within its app store was the fastest growing category. Beyond the personal uses for fitness apps, some companies are putting a new emphasis on a healthy lifestyle by offering more tangible rewards.

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Josiah Renaudin
Study Tests Activity Tracking App to Detect Depression

Some of the most popular apps are the health and fitness ones. What if changes in activity level could flag overlooked symptoms of depression? Researchers at Dartmouth College hope that tracking daily physical activities can be good for your mental health, as well as your fitness.

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Pamela Rentz
Facebook App Simulates Dementia to Promote Awareness

Facebook has allowed its users to collect memories, store photos, make connections, and keep up with their social lives. FaceDementia, a new app from Alzheimer's Research UK, uses those same abilities to help others understand the challenges of suffering from dementia.

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Cameron Philipp...
Achieving a State of Flow in Work and Play

Flow is that wonderful state of being so immersed in what you’re doing that you’re oblivious to your surroundings. You feel in command of what you’re doing, do it effortlessly, and perform at your best. If you want to achieve flow at work, do work you love—or just get moving. Read on for more tips.

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Naomi Karten
Bionic Arm Changes Lives and Offers Glimpse of the Future

After losing his lower arm to an accident, a man was invited to try out the most advanced prosthetic in the world. The robotic hand uses custom software configurations to let him perform everyday tasks again. This is just the beginning of what can be done in merging technology with the human body.

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Beth Romanik