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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