Musculoskeletal health

What to do when your get up and go … got up and went

At some point, most of us will suffer from muscle and joint pain. Doing the same motion day after day, working in the same posture or sitting still for prolonged periods isn’t healthy.

To avoid problems you should change your position often throughout the day in the following ways:

  • Make small adjustments to your chair or backrest.

  • Stretch your fingers, hands, arms and torso.

  • Stand up and walk around for a few minutes periodically.

Challenge activity and their point values.

1 point per day.

  • Park far away throughout day, at work and running errands

  • Take the stairs vs. elevator all day

  • Use bathroom located far from desk, all day

  • Walk at lunch

  • Take at minimum, four 5-min. stretch breaks per day

  • Four times a day roll your shoulders, arch your back, stand up and stretch your legs

2 points per day.

  • At work, swap desk chair for exercise ball

  • Stand and work from desk for 4, 15 min intervals

  • Attend yoga, Pilates or Barre class

  • Maintain proper posture at desk for at minimum half-day

  • Using step pedometer, log 10,000 steps in one day

  • Do a total body strength training program including exercises to help posture

  • Attend hour long gym class

  • Swim for 1 hour

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