Gadgets for the Guru: Healthy Office edition
Ergonomics, the study of people’s efficiency in their working environments, is this week’s focus for Gadgets for the Guru. Staying fit and healthy can be easy, especially if you implement a few key changes to your office lifestyle.
Balance Ball Chair
Gaiam manufactures some of the coolest office chairs around! Their Classic Balance Ball Chair is the perfect solution for an individual who slouches in their chair at work. Your back and spine will love you forever if you switch to one of these chairs that improve your posture and spinal alignment while giving a powerful core-strengthening workout. The chair comes in a variety of sizes and colors, and there’s even a model for kids. Available for purchase for $79.98.
Stand up and be more productive! The NextDesk takes ergonomics to the next level. According to the innovative company who produces the “smartest desk ever,” over time, standing for just two hours a day can help a person lose up to 20 pounds per year. With 267 potential positions to place your NextDesk, your individual ergonomics level will multiply tenfold. The NextDesk comes in a variety of models that can fit nicely in any office setting. These desks don’t come cheap, but you can’t put a price on being healthy in the office – especially if you spend a majority of your day sitting in your office cubicle. Check out the NextDesk online store with the NextDesk Solo model starting at $897.00.
Drinking plenty of water is an essential part of every day living, and the folks at Camelbak have made it simple to pour fresh water in seconds. The Relay is an innovative water filtration pitcher that filters water at the speed of your faucet. Relay utilizes a unique filter with Double Filter Technology; it filters the water twice, once as you fill the pitcher and a second time as you pour. It comes in a variety of colors and is available for purchase for $36.99.
If you take a break and head to the gym or maybe have one at the office, the OMsignal t-shirt is a sleek biosensing compression-style shirt that measures your heart rate, breathing and calories burned. This information is then sent from the actual threads in the shirt to an easy-to-use mobile app on your smartphone. The app grades your fitness levels and shares detailed reports following workout sessions. The comfortable shirt feels just like any other dry-fit, athletic shirt and comes in every size. Available for purchase for $150.00.
Take a break from the day-to-day stress and try this mood-enhancing wearable that uses a method of neurosignaling or low levels of pulsed electrical energy, to modify ones’ mood by stimulating certain parts of the brain. The gadget is a lightweight, portable, 2D, curved device that is placed on your forehead and snap into Thync Strips that either curve behind your ear or to the back of your neck to deliver a comfortable experience. Available for purchase for $299.00.