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TUESDAY 02 APRIL 2019 | EDITION 8
Did you know that it’s illegal to own just one guinea pig in Switzerland? Swiss lawmakers ruled that pet owners must adopt at least two at a time so the social animals don’t get lonely. Although you can’t hang out with them in your Zoku Loft, we think they’re adorable enough that you should get at least eight to keep you company at home.
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WHAT TO EAT TO LIVE TO 100

WHAT TO EAT TO LIVE TO 100

4-minute read | Medium

Researchers have found that people in certain parts of the world live a lot longer than their counterparts in other countries. If, like most of us, you’re keen on increasing your own longevity, this article uncovers some of the best foods to eat and avoid, as well as other lifestyle lessons to help maximize your health and happiness.

FORGET STANDING DESKS: MOVE ALL DAY TO STAY HEALTHY

FORGET STANDING DESKS: MOVE ALL DAY TO STAY HEALTHY

7-minute read | The Guardian

Standing desks have been all the rage for years now, but it takes more than a new work surface for people to change their behavior. This article argues that the key to a healthier workstyle isn’t simply to swap from sitting to standing, but to make movement a bigger part of your day and avoid the perils of “stillness”.

A USER MANUAL FOR YOUR KNEES

A USER MANUAL FOR YOUR KNEES

9-minute read | The NY Times

Legs are the most hard-working part of the human body. A knee feels the force of five to eight times a person’s body weight with every step taken, which sounds like a pretty intense way to experience the world. Take a look at this article (and some cool illustrations) to understand your knees better, and keep them healthy and happy into old age.

MEET THE MEMBER
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Sam Steltman - LinkedIn
Sam Steltman is a co-founder of I Save Lives, a health education startup focusing on raising cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) awareness in the Netherlands. A native of Amsterdam, he has worked from Zoku for the past year.

What is I Save Lives?
Each week a whopping 300 people suffer a cardiac arrest outside of the hospital in the Netherlands. If bystanders don’t act, the person will most likely die. If correct CPR is performed, the chances of survival are as high as 70%. Unfortunately, three quarters of Dutch people don’t know what to do when someone is having a cardiac arrest.
I Save Lives is focused on the simplicity of CPR, and makes it more accessible and fun. We are developing a game that teaches people correct CPR in just 15 minutes (instead of 2 to 4 hours). To maximize the societal impact of our game we are developing it as part of a program that can be implemented in the curriculum of high schools.

What’s a life-changing film you’d recommend to others?
McFarland. It’s a Disney movie that it is really inspiring and moving. It’s about a group of students that have everything against them because of their background, but they manage to break out of their bad futures to become better than they have ever dreamt. People always laugh at me when I recommend this...

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