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!
If you feel drained and in pain at the end of your work day then you're going to love these 3 fast and easy fixes!
Want to cut right to the chase? Then here they are:
1) Drink more water. This is great for preventing back pain and will get you out of your chair more
2) Take short breaks with your eyes closed. A huge part of the reason you're tired is because you're eyes are. When they are it causes you to slouch more which leads to more pain.
3) Have an empowering morning routine. This gets you and your metabolism fired up and strengthens your whole core so have less pain and more energy.
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Take a mini Yoga Break to energize your body, ease tension and strengthen your upper back for better posture!
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Have you ever said to yourself: It's not worth doing ______________
(fill in the blank with: Yoga or Stretching or Exercising) because I only have a few minutes?
If you have, you are definitely not alone! Learn more in this week's Vitality Tip!
It's funny how sometimes we use this logic on ourselves right?
By telling yourself: unless I have X amount of time, it's really not going to do any good or make me feel any better. FALSE!
The truth is: every little bit counts and does have the potential to make you feel better!
But the mind can be a funny thing sometimes. Talking you out of taking a few minutes to move, breath, and stretch by spinning a story about how its pretty much a waste of time unless you can do it for a long time......weird logic!
The truth is it is ideal to be moving your body frequently throughout the day, by getting up often, changing positions, moving around etc...all things that may not happen that often when you are working on a...
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...
It's hard to avoid. We may not even realize we are doing it. It's far more common that you might think.
What am I talking about?
We have only to look at this very telling photo to get a clear picture of what is happening to our spines when we slouch.
On the right we have Mr Blue, a shining example of strong posture. Notice how well aligned he is: ears over shoulders, shoulders stack over hips. This is the natural alignment of our spine; the one that allows easy movement, support for the spine, free flow of oxygen and energy.
On the left we have Mr Green: in the classically rounded over computer position. Notice how far forwards his shoulders are, not to mention his head! In a slouched C curve like this the amount of...