Tag: Posture

Head Position Matters

How is your ‘paperless’ office working for you? If you’re like most office dwellers, it may seem that the volume of paper has actually increased. If you frequently transcribe, edit or refer to documents while working on your computer, it’s important to be aware of your head and neck posture. Did you know the human

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Core Strength Matters

The Leaning Tower of Pisa is a great example of what happens when something is built on an unstable base. Slowly but surely, the structure wobbles and tilts and has problems keeping itself upright. Is your core a firm foundation or do you find yourself tilted, twisted or shaped like a giant C by 3PM?

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Office Ergonomic Stretching

Awkward and static postures, long work days with repetitive movements, and the fact that our muscles are working at low but constant levels can lead to discomfort. Have you felt the burn in the shoulders or the ache in the forearm or wrist at some point in your working career? All of the physical (and

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Office Posture Do’s and Don’ts

Awkward posture slowly creeps up on us. If you go on a mission searching for awkward postures like leaning on your elbows, you are probably going to be disappointed if you go first thing in the morning. BUT, if you take a look around your workgroup around the mid-afternoon ‘crash’, you will probably find your

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Static Posture – Can Staying Still Hurt Me?

If 100 or 1000 repetitions is too many, is one working posture too few? YES!
Even standing for a long time in optimal posture like a ‘BeefEater’ can cause discomfort and pain.
The muscles that help us with posture are the hardest workers in the body. They turn on and off as we move from position to position. But, if we stay in one position for too long, they can get tired and sore.

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Strong Foundation

Of course, one of the biggest factors that can lead to back pain is simply the amount of time that we spend sitting EVERY day. We sit for in our car during our commute, sit at work, sit on the couch and at our home workstation. Sit, sit, sit, sit, sit. Obviously our body wasn’t

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Set Your Chair, Support Your Spine

As when going down a mogul run, in the office our spine should also be neutral, balanced and stable. Our chairs have a major impact on whether we are able to achieve this. Sitting bolt upright is NOT the best position for your back. Ideally you should have your chair back slightly reclined. If you

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Neutral and Balanced Posture

One of the most important cornerstones of back care is ‘neutral’ posture. Neutral posture is when the spine has an inward curve in the low back (lumbar curve), a slight outward curve in the mid back (thoracic curve) and an inward curve in the vertebrae of the neck (cervical curve). This S-shape is the natural

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Awkward Posture

Why is it that we can lift 100 pounds in one position but only 10 pounds in another?
The key is that when our body is poorly positioned, muscles controlling our joints are not at their strongest length.

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