As a species, humans have always been running. Our motivations may have changed (escaping a sabre toothed tiger, for example), but our mechanics have not.

Jesse Schwartzman makes the case (he’s not the first) that while big cushy shoes aren’t the problem specifically, they do enable bad habits.

Barefoot Running vs. The Modern Shoe: Which is the real fad? « Earndit Blog.


Sounds like exercise (aerobic or otherwise) will help keep you young (thinking). I’m in!

Scientists in just the past few months have discovered that exercise appears to build a brain that resists physical shrinkage and enhance cognitive flexibility.

How Exercise Could Lead to a Better Brain –

Sharp criticism of enthusiast forums of ALL kinds. –

In 2010, I reviewed the ErgoTron WorkFit-S sit-stand workstation. Last month, I posted a follow up with how I’ve fared with the equipment over the last year. One of the issues I mentioned related specifically to workflow efficiency when using the product: by itself, it can be difficult to perform tasks that involve anything other than your keyboard, mouse, and display.

Well, there must have been a little bird watching me attempt to clamp my iPad to the keyboard arm to do some studying one day, or reading my mind whenever I had to access some item from my desktop periodically, because accessories were released not long afterward that addressed these exact situations. Enter the Tablet Holder and Work Surface accessories.

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Ergotron WorkFit-S: Revisited

December 12, 2011

Last September, I reviewed some equipment designed to get desk-bound working stiffs up off their keisters and moving around a little. At the time, due mostly to office configuration, my place of employment wasn’t comfortable with me using it and I had no choice but to sourly bring it home.

But rejoice! A promotion and relocation to a different part of the building has breathed new life into my desire to use time at work to increase my overall health! In fact, by eating healthy and standing more, I’ve lost nearly 30 pounds. Read the rest of this entry »