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It’s tips galore this week — we’re talking life-hacking your way to a healthier you. Get the best round-up of tips and secrets shared by experts to reduce back-pain, getting active, and staying healthy in and out of the office.
The Best 10 Exercises To Relieve Lower Back Pain — Lifehack.org
by Lorna Balfour
Most people will experience lower back pain at some point in their life, it is very common. In the old days bed rest was prescribed if your back was ‘playing-up’, whereas today it is recommended to keep exercising. Of course the exercises you do have to be appropriate, we are not suggesting to go for a run or lift heavy weights, that would be stupid. However, there are some great exercises you can do which should help alleviate lower back pain.
Tips for Better Workplace Health – Get Off Your Butt More — CPA Practice Advisor
by Steve Tarter
If sitting is the new smoking, that must make walking the new nicotine gum.
However you put it, sedentary behavior — prolonged sitting whether at work or at home — is now understood to be a distinct health risk, said Philip Lockwood, whose new not-for-profit company, Voice of Movement, is helping put on a health conference in October at the University of Illinois called Taking a Stand.
8 Ways to Relieve Seated Posture — Oldmate Wellbeing
by Rob Sawyer
12 years seated at school, to another 4 years at uni followed long commutes to work in the car to sit all day at a desk can leave you looking like a hungry hunched up neanderthal breathing heavily over the morning kill. Ok.. maybe its not that bad.. but we all know that sitting on your but all day isn’t that great for postural balance, movement freedom, and can contribute to pain and altered movement patterns. If you spend your time laminating your butt to a chair here are 8 things you can do to help relieve seated posture and restore balance.
Move It! 5 Simple Ways to Get More Exercise at Work — Business News Daily
by Brittney Helmrich
You already know that sitting all day at work isn’t good for your health, but how do you combat the negative health effects of a desk job? Sure, you can head to the gym after work, but when you don’t have time to focus purely on your fitness, you can still get in a little exercise in the office — without even breaking a sweat.
7 Tips to Staying Injury-Free — Huffington Post
Have you ever been just into your first set of lateral raises and felt a pinching feeling? What about being halfway through your run and your knee starts to hurt? What do you do? Do you press through or stop?
There are very few of us that don’t deal with injuries or niggles of some sort. So how can we prevent and manage injuries so that they don’t stop us from living active lives?
And of course, one from yours truly…
10 Easy Tips to Up Your Daily Step Count — Lumo BodyTech Blog
Getting up and moving is important for your health and well-being, especially during the long workday where you’re likely spending the majority of your time in sedentary, and maybe even poor posture. Taking part in moderate activity everyday can help reduce the risk of heart disease, osteoporosis, type II diabetes, and is a great way to boost productivity and creativity.
That’s all for this week! Have a great weekend and happy life-hacking!
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