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Angelfuego
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Angelfuego,
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9/8/2014 | 9:33:52 PM
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@Susan, The full spectrum lamp does sound like a good idea. I think that light can really energize us and keep us alert. I usually use the sunlight from the window and sometimes turn off the lights. I do this mainly because the lights trigger my headaches to go from bad to worse. I have a friend who works in a tiny office without windows. She doesn't use the light on the ceiling, but has a nice lamp on in her room. It is rather dark in her office, but her office actually has a soothing and relaxing vibe. Unfortunately, it probably puts a strain on her eyes.
Angelfuego
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Angelfuego,
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9/8/2014 | 9:28:30 PM
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Wow, I really like the Facebook campus food perks. It would be great if jobs gave memberships for free. I know some organizations create leagues and play sports against each other. I remember one of the gyms was offering a discount for teachers, which was an incentive. One thing I do to stay active while working, is to go for a walk during my lunch break.
Susan_Nunziata
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Susan_Nunziata,
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9/8/2014 | 6:19:18 PM
Re: Moving tip
@SusanF: I encourage you to try the full-spectrum lamps during the dark days. In fact, all the time. They do make a tremendous difference both on eye strain and on energy level. As I mentioned to Brian, I've had one since 2006 and it was especially useful when I worked in an office that allowed no natural light.
Susan_Nunziata
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Susan_Nunziata,
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9/8/2014 | 6:16:58 PM
Re: Moving tip
@Brian_Dean: That lamp idea is an excellent one. I could use one of those for sure. I have a full-spectrum natural light lamp that I've used in all my offices since 2006. I find it makes a tremendous difference, especially when I was working in offices that had no natural light. Now, I work from home and my desk is positioned beside a window, which helps tremendously.

There's so much that designers of office space should consider -- but don't -- when it comes to lighting and our health.
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Susan_Nunziata,
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9/8/2014 | 6:14:35 PM
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@Pedro: Thanks for bringing up eye health. That's another big topic for those of us staring at screens all day. I use natural tear eye drops and also try to give myself a break from screen time. In fact, it's the main reason I don't own an eReader and prefer to keep on reading paper books and newspapers in my downtime.
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Susan_Nunziata,
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9/8/2014 | 6:12:14 PM
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@Brian_Dean: Thanks for the info about the Circadian rhythms, I did not know that. I generally find myself hitting the mid-afternoon slump at 2-4 pm. The antidote used to be another cup of coffee, but now I take the advice of these experts and step outside for some fresh air and sunshine when it's available.

If I were to consume only the calories required by my daily desk duties, I suspect I would be eating 1 stalk of celery and 1 piece of lettuce per day.

:)
Susan_Nunziata
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Susan_Nunziata,
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9/8/2014 | 6:09:30 PM
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@Lorna: Sorry about that. I suppose you could try jogging at your desk instead. Did you get the desk yet? Please do tell us all about how you like it once it's set up.
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Susan_Nunziata,
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9/8/2014 | 6:07:54 PM
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@SusanF: Yup, pretty scary isn't it? needless to say, I got up out of my desk chair immediately after reading that!

Thanks for all the other tips--I agree with you that yoga is something that can be practised in short moments anywhere you are, and it's also one of the best things to learn if you travel frequently, since most hotel rooms -- even the tiny ones in NYC -- give enough room for you to do some yoga stretches.

 
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Susan_Nunziata,
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9/8/2014 | 6:04:14 PM
Re: Adjustable desk
@David: That may sound like hell to some people, but it makes a lot more sense to me than jogging does. It's all a matter of personal preference and perhaps physiology. While I generally enjoy endurance sports (was able to do 65-mile bike rides when I was healthy) a bout with illness in recent years has caused me to turn to more moderate excercise. A runner I shall never be. The key is to find a way to incorporate movement into your life every day in a way that works best for you at your health and wellness level.

With that in mind, in addition to hiking and yoga, I gave up driving back in February which forces me to walk for groceries and all my other errands and to take public transportation. Fortunately, I live in an area where it's possible to do so.
Susan Fourtané
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Susan Fourtané,
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9/8/2014 | 5:17:25 AM
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Brian, 

Thanks. Very interesting. I wonder how all that works in darker parts of the world, like Finland in winter, where at 3pm there is no more natural light for several months. I suppose the body just adapts to the environment. 

There are some lamps they sell for winter. I never paid attention to them. Maybe I should, as per what you have said. 

"I like the idea of a smart light over my desk to shift the color temperature to 5,000k, fostering concentration this should allow a project to be completed quickly." 

I like that idea, too. :) 

-Susan
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