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  • Writer's pictureTaruna Rijhwani

Staying Active Behind your Desk!

Updated: Dec 26, 2019

It’s 2019, We are in the Digital Age. That means most people (including me) spend several hours a day behind a computer screen without getting much activity. Now I know some of you may think but that does not include me since I go to that Crossfit class in the evenings or I Run on the weekends.

Now those activities are great to stay fit & active and numerous other benefits that exercise has to offer. What I am referring to though is the mechanical stress on the tissues & ligaments from being in a sustained position for too long. Now that position could be either- it could be sitting, standing, being in a car or even on a bike.

So what can we do to break these postural stresses. Here are a few tips I offer:

Making sure your postural adjustment is right for YOU. There are several postural systems available in the market & I prescribe a good deal of those to my patients as well but there is no such thing as One Size Fits All. Everybody has a unique situation, maybe a unique source of pain & hence calls for a different solution. Make sure you get thorough spine assessment & get a work desk setup that fits YOU.

Taking frequent breaks. Now I know we all get busy in our work and taking breaks is just not an option for some of us. However make use of your lunch time or follow some exercises that you can do right at your sit or stand desk that will only take a few minutes & allow your joints to move in the OPPOSITE direction & get a break.

Incorporating Activity somewhere in your day. Including a 20-30 minute exercise program once a day or 3-4x/week would play a great role in getting that blood flowing & again moving your joints & ligaments!

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