In this 200th anniversary year of the birth of Henry David Thoreau, each of us can increase our health and well-being by applying his guidance to our regular exercise activities. Thoreau, one of t ...View Article
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Posted on 09-08-2017
by Jan Niedenthal
Picture this scene as you walk in the office of PrimeSpine Chiropractic Wellness…
The first person you see -The Chiropractic Assistant - slumped in her chair, hunched shoulders, gazing at the computer monitor.
Overall impression = SLOPPY. This was NOT a reflection of our company's core values of spine health, mobility and wellness.
I was the new girl in the office but felt Dr. Matt would listen to my request for a STANDING DESK. I made sure the request was well-thought-out. I researched desk options with various price points.
Flash Forward -The shipping was fast and within no time my new and improved workstation was in place.
I did not go from sitting 6 hours to zero overnight. My goal: not to stand 100% of the day but stand at least 20 minutes out of the hour. I built from there as I got more comfortable. You must know that you can also strain your body if you stand too much. It's about mixing them up and creating a good balance.
Please realize that buying a piece of furniture or putting stilts under your computer are the ultimate solutions to the harmful effects of our sitting epidemic.
A few of my other favorite perks and behavioral tweaks that help me throughout the day:
My takeaway is that our bodies are not meant to sit in chairs for extreme periods of time. We need to prioritize STANDING and MOVING for our individual wellness, happiness and long life.
Please let me know any of your rituals that make you feel more productive throughout the day. Change is hard but even little changes count!
Let's continue to develop new habits and behaviors together. Jan
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