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Wellness Tips

These simple movements or daily routines can end up hurting you if you're not careful. Make sure to do these simple activities the right way as outlined below:

Posture. Posture. Posture. Avoid forward head posture by standing tall. If you know that you are going to be standing for a long period of time, make sure that you wear comfortable shoes, with good arch support, and subtly tilt your pelvis every once in awhile to create movement in your lower back muscles and joints. 

Working at a Desk
Make sure that you are getting up every 20-30 minutes to stretch. The type of chair you have is extremely important. It should fit you correctly so that your back touches the chair and your feet are on the floor with knees at a 90 degree angle. Try to avoid looking down at your computer screen. It should be at eye level. Learn some sitting stretches to do every hour or two for you neck, arms, shoulders and back.

Make sure you have a chair that is supportive. When you are forced to sit for a long period of time, for instance at a desk job, make sure to get up and stretch every 20 minutes. Sit with your back against the chair, feet firmly on the floor. Do not cross your legs. 

Lifting objects is one of the most common ways to injure yourself. Even if it is a light object, twisting or pulling in the wrong direction when you're not stretched out can have a damaging effect on muscles and the spine. You always want to bend at the knees and avoid lifting anything you know is too heavy. Lift like a monkey! Bend your arms and legs a bit, using the muscles from your bent elbows and knees, to help lift without hurting your back.

Overall Physical Activity
If you know that you are going to be working or playing for a while, make sure that you are adequately warmed up and stretched out. Even if it's something light like gardening or just pushing your child on a bike, it's easy to pull something if you're not warmed up first. Get your blood flowing first with running in place or jumping jacks and THEN do a few stretches to get warmed up and loose.

Talking On The Telephone
If you're forced to use the telephone for a long period of time, a speaker or a headset is a must. By all means try to avoid cradling the phone between your neck and your shoulder as this could cause you to damage the muscles or vertebrae in that area.

Resting or Sleeping
Straining your neck or back while you're sleeping is a very common occurrence. We often fall asleep in strange positions where we are not supported properly or our necks are at an odd angle. Make sure that if you are going to nap or watch tv in bed, that you are in a supportive position.Make your own body pillow, with two or more pillows shoved into the same pillow case, to rest your leg on when sleeping on your side. Make sure your pillow holds your neck level with your spine and tilt your neck backwards slightly when on your side. Avoiding forward head posture is not just for when we're upright, it applies to when we are lying down, too.


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