|Neil DiSarno with Matt Lauer on the Today Show|
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
|Snapshot of part of a piece of the Washington Post |
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- Can you limit your sitting and sleeping to just 23 and 1/2 hours per day?
- What do you mean an hour at the gym doesn't counteract a sedentary job?
- Bouncing While You Work -- Swapping Your Desk Chair for a Stability Ball
There is lots of agreement that sitting is bad. However, some of us are stuck sitting most of the work day, so maybe we should concentrate on improving our posture.
I had sworn I wasn't buying any gadgets for a while, but I couldn't resist preordering the new Lumo Lift after reading that article in the Post. It's supposed to be released this summer and I'm psyched to try it.
I learned about May being National Correct Posture Month from this campaign being conducted by BackJoy. If you're one of the first 500 people to take their pledge, they'll send you a Sit Smart thingy for free.
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
I added to my reading list recently as I listened to speakers and chatted with people at the Health and Benefits Leadership Conference in Las Vegas and the World Health Care Congress in DC. What do you think I missed? Please share your recommendations in the comments below.
- 5 Hollywood Moments In The Latest U.S. Health Care Spending Numbers from Leah Binder of Leapfrog that ran in Forbes Magazine January 24, 2014
- Nearly every state flunks health care pricing transparency, report says from Market Watch March 25, 2014
- The Tyranny of Choice from The Economist December 15, 2010. -- Yes, it's been out for awhile, but it's still very relevant.
- The Hidden Surcharge Americans Pay for Hospital Errors from Leapfrog Group
- Big Ideas from the Health & Benefits Leadership Conference from Steve Boese
- Private Exchange Designs Continue to Morph from Carol Harnett -- I really didn't know anything about private exchanges until I attended this session.
- Gizmo Idolatry from JAMA -- This article is from 2008, but I hadn't heard the term until it came up at the World Health Care Congress. It's the "general implicit conviction that a more technological approach is intrinsically better than one that is less technological unless, or perhaps even if, there is strong evidence to the contrary."
- Common Knee Surgery Does Very Little for Some, Study Suggests from the NYT or go to the source and read Arthroscopic Partial Meniscectomy versus Sham Surgery for a Degenerative Meniscal Tear in the NEJM
- The Circle by Dave Eggers -- Nate Randall from Tesla Motors mentioned this to me first, but then I started hearing about it all over the place. Maggie McGary wrote a nice review of it.
- Cracking Health Costs: How to Cut Your Company's Health Costs and Provide Employees Better Care by Tom Emerick and Al Lewis
- Overdiagnosed: Making People Sick in the Pursuit of Health by Gilbert Welch
- Bitter Pill: Why Medial Bills Are Killing Us from Time Magazine -- This came out last year, but if you missed it, it's worth going back to. People are still talking about it.
Friday, May 9, 2014
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