exercise of the month
A lot of us spend more time sitting than in any other position. Incorrect posture while sitting can bring on a lot of pain and damage. It pays to check your posture on a regular basis and perform some regular, gentle exercises.
‹ Shoulders & Chest Stretch
Put your arms over the back of the chair with palms facing forward. Let your shoulders relax back and down.
The Twist ›
Twist in the chair using the back of it to help you turn. One arm is over the back of the chair while the other is on the chair seat.
‹ Back Stretch
Put both hands behind your head and take your elbows out. Gently stretch over the back of the chair.
Walk and move on a regular basis (at least every 20-30 minutes). Your body likes and needs movement.
THE ART OF PROPER SITTING
Know Your Limits - Know Your Pain
Some signs should never be ignored!
χ You should never roll your head around quickly or jerk it from side to side. Avoid excessive rotation of the neck
χ Don't sit under air conditioning vents for extended periods, especially if you are experiencing pain in your neck and shoulders
χ Never perform any exercise or stretch into acute pain
√ If you experience persistent discomfort, see a physiotherapist
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