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Urban Reads: October 2018

Check out what we are enjoying this month – from mindfulness in motion, efficient workouts, and to making the most out of your desk chair.
A GQ author explores the concept of “mindful running” in this article. While the article specifically shows the benefits for runners, it is easy to see how this would benefit any form of exercise. Think about how you can bring more awareness to your movement and eliminate distractions.
An interesting article from Bicycling about a new study about the benefits of efficient workouts. You don’t need hours in the gym to reap benefits, just a little time and some hard work. While 13 minutes might work for elite level athletes, most people can get a workout that builds strength and muscle size in under an hour.

https://www.bicycling.com/news/a23283460/benefits-of-short-strength-training-sessions/

You might have heard sitting is the new smoking. While that is hyperbolic, sitting for long periods of time in bad positions can cause problems. This article from NPR shows strategies one can use when sitting to put the body in a more optimally aligned position.
https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2018/09/24/649169060/cant-get-comfortable-in-your-chair-heres-what-you-can-do