Are your neck and shoulders sore and tight from sitting for long hours?
Try this 10 minute "Yoga at My Desk" video to relieve this tension, help you sit taller, and give you a boost of energy and focus right at your desk!
,Got SLEEPING BOOTY and the 7 symptoms?
How does sleeping booty fall into the deep slumber? At the hands of the modern day villain: sitting too much.
As booty falls into a deep sleep from never being used and being sat upon so much along comes her crew: The 7 Symptoms made up of......
SLOUCHY: Who’s in chronic keyboard slump
DROOPY: Who kinda sags along as things weaken
PUFFY: Hanging with Slouchy means huffin' and puffin short and shallow breaths
FOGGY: Brain fog is the name of the game here with things in slow motion
TIGHTY: Not loving much means muscles get tight and sore
NUMBY: Tingles in the fingers from Tighty? Or maybe just feeling emotional flat...yep that’s Numby’s doing.
CRANKY: The worst of the all, Cranky rallies the rest of the symptoms goes down
What is the to wake Sleeping Booty? Alas, it is an ancient remedy that will awaken SB and resolve all the symptoms....all at once!!
How: Awaken sleeping booty to walk tall and de-slouch. Breathe...
Can you breathe normally when you are slouched over? Try it and see.... Not so much right?!
CRAZY FACT: Your ability to breathe deeply (aka: your vital lung capacity) drops by 30% when you are slouched over in a weak posture.
Here's the thing: whether you realize it or not you likely spend a significant portion of your day in that position. Your body has adapted to breathing in that position out of necessity, but that doesn't mean its very efficient at it.
Because your abdomen is compressed your diaphragm can't do it's main task of breathing so other back up muscles in your neck and shoulder have to kick in and pick up the slack.
When it isn't moving freely up and down with every breath your diaphragm isn't able to do one of its key other tasks: massaging your heart and abdominal organs. Bet you didn't know it did that right?
Here's 5 more reasons to de-slouch yourself and sit up tall:
1) When sitting, your blood flow slows down significantly...
It turns out that staring out into space is a good thing after all, especially if you work on a computer all day!
Looking at a screen all day is challenging and tiring for our eyes which can leaving us dealing with computer vision syndrome aka: digital eye strain.
Computer vision syndrome is a new issue that is becoming much more prevalent because of all the time we spend on the computer and can show up as:
Do any or all of these sound familiar to you? Check out this short video on how to prevent computer vision syndrome and keep your eyes healthy!
Looking at a screen is very different than reading off of a page and is significantly more taxing for the eyes. This is because the contrast of the letters to the background is significantly reduced and the glare can make it more difficult to read.
You work out, you get enough sleep, and drink half your body weight in water everyday and if you are like most people you will think this is enough to stay healthy....but here's the crazy thing: it isn't. Many people mistakenly believe that just because they exercise regularly that sitting all day won't effect them. But unfortunately this just isn't true. Even people that work out on a regular basis are still at risk for sitting disease.
Sitting disease...what's that?
Sitting disease is a collection of risk factors used to describe the negative health impacts of a sedentary (or in-active) lifestyle. These risk factors include: obesity around the mid section, high blood pressure, high blood sugar and high blood cholesterol. These factors make it far more likely that someone will get injured, get sick more often, get diabetes, develop chronic disease and even die younger.
Given that people sit anywhere from 7.8 to 11 hours a day sitting disease is becoming an epidemic in many...