Recently we published an article about Treadmill desks on Durham Cool, written by my sister in law, Heather Langan. January is the “do or die” manifestation month for your New Year’s resolution. One’s normative experience with resolutions is they appear in the well-intentioned mind on New Year’s eve and disappear quickly into the lost dryer machine sock ether the next month. It takes an Army of life coaches to keep you honest on your commitments. Only the best households with plenty of Facebook photographic evidence to show for it, keep their New Year’s Eve commitments. What about the rest of us? A new habit takes at least 30 days to take hold, right? We have all heard this before.

Do you take your work home with you and therefore neglect your workout time? Do you work from home in the same sedentary fashion as you formerly displayed in your office cubicle at work? My very wise sister-in-law took the time to research Treadmill desk because she works from home, has an ardent Yoga practice, and wanted to stay fit while working. The unintended consequence for her was an almost immediate by-product: greater output, better communication with direct reports and happier work life/balance.