Is the nagging pain in your neck and back distracting you and draining your energy?
Press PAUSE on your busy life with this free 10 minute "Yoga at My Desk" video to instantly feel better!
Listen in to my episode on the Grace, Peace, and Balance Podcast with Gaby Abdelgadir as we chatted about how you can stay healthy, happy and focused all day at work with some easy tools!
Stop your scroll and try these simple moves for less tension and pain in your upper back and neck!
If working on your computer all day leaves you feeling:
>Like you're in a body twice your age and that kinda freaks you out
>So exhausted that you could curl up under your desk and nap at any given moment…
>Your mind is SO all over the place that it feels the ball at the final match of the world ping pong championships…
It happens!! Life is busy and with so many demands on your time and energy it can be VERY easy to forget to make time to take care of your body so it stays strong, healthy, and PAIN FREE!!
Which is why I would love to invite you to my free OUT OF PAIN AND INTO POWER workshop happening Wednesday March 23 at 12pm PST/ 3pm EST.
In this live session you’ll learn how to prevent the dreaded keyboard hunchback so you can overcome pain and:
NOT feel like you're living in a body 2X your actual age that has to make "old...
SLOUCHY: Who’s in chronic keyboard slump
DROOPY: Who kinda sags along as things weaken
FOGGY: Brain fog is the name of the game here with things in slow motion
ACHY: Aches, pains, and muscle strains all over
TIGHTY: Not moving much much means muscles get tight and sore
NUMBY: Tingles in the...
Ever wonder why you feel so tired after sitting all day? One HUGE factor is the way that you breathe when you're sitting (and very often slouching)
Can you breathe normally when you are slouched over? Try it and see.... Not so much right?!
CRAZY FACT: Your ability to breathe deeply (aka: your vital lung capacity) drops by 30% when you are slouched over in a weak posture.
Here's the thing: whether you realize it or not you likely spend a significant portion of your day in that position. Your body has adapted to breathing in that position out of necessity, but that doesn't mean its very efficient at it.
Because your abdomen is compressed your diaphragm can't do it's main task of breathing so other back up muscles in your neck and shoulder have to kick in and pick up the slack.
When it isn't moving freely up and down with every breath your diaphragm isn't able to do one of its key other tasks: massaging your heart and abdominal organs. Bet you didn't know it...
You may not have realized it, but sitting for long hours (especially with weak, slouched posture) can be hard on your heart both physically and energetically.
Think about it: when you sit down not much is happening in your body so your heart rate and your metabolism slow down a lot. Over time, this can cause:
Since your body and mind are so inter-connected, being slouched over a keyboard for most of the day can often leave you: foggy in the head, stressed out, low energy, struggling with lack of motivation or inspiration, or heavy with feelings of sadness, apathy, or worry.
Left unchecked over time this could easily lead to a whole host of issues with your health inside and out! Unfortunately, in people that sit for more than 6 hours everyday the rates of high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity, insomnia, and even...
You work out, you get enough sleep, and drink half your body weight in water everyday and if you are like most people you will think this is enough to stay healthy....but here's the crazy thing: it isn't. Many people mistakenly believe that just because they exercise regularly that sitting all day won't effect them. But unfortunately this just isn't true. Even people that work out on a regular basis are still at risk for sitting disease.
Sitting disease...what's that?
Sitting disease is a collection of risk factors used to describe the negative health impacts of a sedentary (or in-active) lifestyle. These risk factors include: obesity around the mid section, high blood pressure, high blood sugar and high blood cholesterol. These factors make it far more likely that someone will get injured, get sick more often, get diabetes, develop chronic disease and even die younger.
Given that people sit anywhere from 7.8 to 11 hours a day sitting disease is becoming an epidemic in many...