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Elbows and Wrists and Hands, Oh my!

Elbows and Wrists and Hands, Oh my! If you’re typing and swiping your way through the day, our amazing flexibility instructor Susan Bronstein will bring immediate relief to your forearms, wrists and hands. Add this video to your Desk Yogi playlist and/or calendar and make it a part of your week so you can get…

Joys of chocolate

At Desk Yogi we take our sweets seriously and mindfully. Desk Yogi member Darlene says, “I am never relaxed when I eat, I also eat in a rush. I wasn’t able to smell or taste it, however Mindful Chocolate Eating did make me aware of what I was eating and to slow down and actually…

Nourish to Flourish

you’re working from home, your kitchen is probably way more stocked than any office you’ve had. And that means there’s always something to snack on, whether you really need it or not. Eating lunch at your desk at work isn’t the greatest situation, either. For the March Challenge, let’s talk about food. We’ve got videos…

Deployment of technology to deliver health and wellbeing to people

The last year has seen a rapid development and deployment of technology to deliver health and wellbeing to people in companies and privately. I myself have signed up for several apps and websites to try and keep on top of my mental and physical well being in this almost entirely new digital landscape. The Washington…

How to Sleep Better as a Busy Working Parent

How to balance out life Being a Parent and holding down a career is like working two full-time jobs at once. It’s no surprise that a lot of working Parents struggle with sleep deprivation! So how can you find the energy to get through the day when you’re suffering from poor quality sleep? Whether you’re…

Goodnight, Sleep Right

Unplug, hydrate and a breath of fresh air. It’s been proven time and again that a lack of a good night’s sleep can be detrimental to not only your mood but also to your health. Some studies have even shown how Conversely, a sufficient amount of sleep – typically seven to nine hours depending on…

What’s in a name?

Desk YogI  (not entirely desk based or just Yoga) So why have a business with a name that does not reflect what you do? It means people often misinterpret what you offer. It means you must explain in greater detail and hope people read the description.   So why do it??   Well in my…

Be Happy

  It’s not enough to make customers happy: Employees have to be happy, too. When Tony Hsieh’s book, Delivering Happiness, became a hit in 2010, one of the projects he and his team embarked on was the Delivering Happiness consultancy and coaching program. Its goal is to help companies realize the value of happiness in the workplace, and…

Cultivate Joy

You may have heard the following quote: “Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habit. Watch your habits; they become character.” Meditations on cultivating joy can bring you to a state of joy and awareness that impact your quality of life profoundly.  We can shape…

Expressing gratitude

Writing an expression of gratitude to someone who touched your life, even in a small way. Sit for a moment in silence and think about people who made your day a little better. Take time to write that person a note of appreciation. At Onsite plus we try to follow this idea but we have…

Do you want happier more productive employees

Your workspace is the foundation to develop healthy working habits that can aid physical and mental well being    When so many of us are now working from home, it’s easy to slip into those old habits while working on the sofa or sitting at the table but those habits could be the cause of…

Bitesize Nutrition podcast

I recommend you look at this fantastic podcast from our partners at Natural Alternative health Men’s health webinar, and motivation from a gold 2012 winner In time for #Movember we’ve created a Men’s Health webinar including: does andropause exist, prostate health, nutrition to support mental health and our midlife health check list. Want to find…

Contentment

Contentment “I can’t get no satisfaction.” Keith Richards/ Mick Jagger How would you define contentment? con·tent·ment /kənˈtentmənt/ noun 1. a state of happiness and satisfaction. 2. “he found contentment in living a simple life in the country” 3. synonyms: Contentment is a state of happiness and satisfaction as the above definition tells us – he found contentment…

Make someone happy today

Feel well, wherever you are Make an effort to catch people doing something right and then be sure you let that person know what he or she did well and how it matters to the you and the company. Separate the positive feedback from negative, so people really hear your acknowledgements and embody the success.…

The Number One Tip For Professional Wellness

Our entire mission statement is based around wellness in the workplace. A few weeks ago, as we conducted one of our many standing–and stretching–meetings online (our twist on the standing meeting) we brainstormed some new tips and tricks we could publish for Professional Wellness. There were of course a bevvy of ideas: Incorporate some stretching…

Remember to switch off the lights and take a break?

One of the biggest learning curves for me when I started to work from home was knowing when to switch off and take a break. Its one of the hardest disciplines to master and its taken me years to believe its okay to say sorry I’m finished now got to go and then switch off…

Train your mind, master your return

With the global pandemic still ongoing, the prospect of heading back to the office feels daunting for many of us. When Covid-19 first gained momentum earlier this year, thousands of employees were urged to leave behind their traditional office day and make the transition to working from home. The change brought with it a string…

Wired to Worry

In the months leading up to the UK lockdown I’d reached a place of confidence as a young woman living and working in London. I was beginning to find my voice both at work and in my personal life, and felt sure I could take on anything that came my way. Having moved to the…

Stay Calm and Focused

Stay calm and focused 5 Ways to stay productive in the midst of chaos To say we are living in uncertain times would be putting it mildly.  So much change in such a short period of time often creates uncertainty, which can then lead to feelings of fear or anxiety. But it doesn’t have to. You…

Your Butt Is Killing Your Heart! (If It Sits Too Much) poor posture

The next time you want to be scared into the standing position, do this. Type “the dangers of sitting” into your preferred search engine. If you don’t have the required time to sift through the more than 30 million results Google produces for that term, we are here to help. The following devastating health problems…

How Much Exercise Do Older Adults Need to Ward Off Heart Disease?

article about health and well being by Danielle Zickl ‘As we age, it can become harder and harder to make exercise a priority. With full time jobs, family responsibilities, and busy social lives, working out regularly can take a back seat—even if we don’t mean for it to happen. According to a new study published…

Is your lower back pain comning from tight gluts and overstretched ham strings?

Some good advice and exercises to relieve tight hamstrings by strengthening your gluts. If the #1 condition people complain about is the neck and shoulders, then the # 2 is the lower back. I keep saying that sitting is a primary cause of lower back pain as it tightens up the hip flexors. The gluteus maximus…

Diets don't work

36 Diet Diets don’t work – Hidden sugars in processed foods can be working against you. Once the weights been lost it can be hard to maintain unless your extremely strict and focussed.  Many diets recommend off the shelf products that can contain processed sugars.  By eating these processed foods we are increasing our sugar…