Workplace Wellness

Take a Stand!

Body Language

Are you sitting too much?

Research shows that the average American sits 10-12 hours a day and the effect of sitting too long are harmful to your health. It’s important to take breaks from your desk as much as possible throughout the day. Smart phones. Tablets. Laptops. Computers. All this technology is changing our posture and harming our health. Your neck bent down. Your shoulders and back rounded. This creates an imbalance of our head, neck and spine.

Besides the obvious, sore neck, shoulders and back pain, poor posture can lead to depression, poor memory, moodiness and even low self-esteem.

How can you combat the technology slouch? There are simple ways to improve your posture at work, at home and at the gym.

Simple stretches you can do to take breaks from sitting at your desk.

  • Back Stretches
  • Forward Bend
  • Leg Stretches
  • Chest Openers
  • Standing Spinal Stretch
  • Side Lateral Stretch
  • Shoulder Stretches
  • Shoulders Shrugs
  • Posterior Shoulder Stretch
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Sitting is the new smoking

Simple exercises you can do to take breaks from sitting at your desk.

Sit less, walk more…

  • Take the stairs
  • Take a walk during lunch
  • Yoga in the office
  • Pilates in the office
  • Desk Push-Ups
  • Foam Roll in the Office

 

“Sit up Straight!” “ Don’t Slouch!”

Practice Good Posture

Smart phones. Tablets. Laptops. Computers. All this technology is changing our posture and harming our health. Your neck bent down. Your shoulders and back rounded. This creates an imbalance of our head, neck and spine. Besides the obvious, sore neck, shoulders and back pain, poor posture can lead to depression, poor memory, moodiness and even low self-esteem. How can you combat the technology slouch? There are simple ways to improve your posture.
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Side Effects of Poor Posture

  • Shoulder, neck and back pain
  • Increased stress
  • Diminished energy
  • Digestive issues
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Restricted breathing
  • Kyphosis ( forward curvature of the thoracic spine)
  • Tension headaches

What is good posture and why is it so important?

Posture refers to the body’s alignment and positioning with respect to the ever-present force of gravity. Whether you are standing, sitting or lying gravity exerts force on our joints, ligaments, and muscles.

Good posture entails distributing the force of gravity through our body so no one structure is overstressed. Ideal body alignment is when the body weight is balanced over the spine and lower extremity joints requiring minimum muscular effort. This alignment also evenly distributes pressure on the intervertebral discs and avoids excessive stress on the ligaments.

Your back is the work-horse of the body and it’s important to take good care of it on a daily basis. Strengthening exercises are key to maintaining good posture as well as not sitting for extended periods of time. Stretch breaks or walks during your lunch break can help to relax your back and reduce stress.

Inspire Train Fit, LLC can help!

We offer one-one-one personal training sessions that focuses on good form and proper technique to improve your posture and strengthen your back.

If you suffer from back pain or an injury medical clearance is necessary. We can work with your doctor to get you well again.

Allison’s training philosophy focuses on both functional and integrated training where she combines various training modalities to fulfill each client’s specific fitness goals. Her unique skill set, education and experience has allowed her to work with a diverse group of clients from seasoned athletes, deconditioned older adults, weekend warriors, to clients with major joint injuries.

Allison specializes in training special populations with the following conditions including: joint replacement, osteoporosis, obesity, arthritis, cancer, diabetes and prenatal.
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allison@inspiretrainfit.com

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203-644-6688