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Exercising while Working. Why Not?

TMC 108Metropolitan lifestyle makes everyone is working more hours and quoting “no time to exercise” excuse more than ever. One solution to fit exercise into your schedule is exercising while working. It takes some creativity, but there are opportunities to exercise at work if you pay attention. No more excuse, only 30 minutes of 24 daily hours that we have, we will get all the benefits such as happier, suffer less stress, and be more productive.

There are a few easy options that you can follow in order to improve your posture and keep your health in check.

Practice Good Posture

Good sitting position should not always be straight; it depends on personal posture and body. It won’t be easy to force your shoulder and backbone to keep in line. More or less your concentration will be reduced and body gesture will be ended as the comfort position.

Just keep your legs bent at the knees so that the knees are only slightly higher than your hips. Feet should be flat on the floor. Avoid crossing your legs while seated.

Prevent stiffness on your neck and shoulder

Temporarily stop your work. Sit in a straight position and close your eyes. Take a deep breath while you are lifting your shoulder slowly, followed by opposite movement in frequent with exhale maneuver. Feel your breathing airflow and repeat all steps for best result.

If you use computer, your monitor should be level with your eyes. If you have to look down or up, then you need to adjust the height of your screen to avoid tension on your neck and shoulders.

Kick off your shoes and relaxing

Especially for women who like to wear high heals. Once for a while, put your shoes away, and relax your feet.  Place your feet on the floor and do circular movement with your fingers.

Stretch your arms to prevent stiffness

Feeling fresh on your feet? Now it’s time for your upper extremity to move and feel fresh. They must be tired clicking and typing all day long. Squeeze your hand together, followed by a very deep breath and open the squeezed while exhale.

Veni, Vidi, Vici

Tidy up all the papers and stationary. Let’s go home with a bright victory smile. Raise one of your hands as high as possible, deep breathe and exhale while you taking down your hand. Do it continuously for several times to both of your hands.

Ain’t feel good? If there is a will, there will a way. Keep prevent strain injury by placing the monitor in the same level of your eyes. Shall we say goodbye to stress? Have a nice working day.