Covid has taken a toll on all of us. Whether you have been exposed to it or not, it has changed most of our lives. It has made many of us sit for longer periods of time starring at a computer screen. The image above is the proper form for doing that.
Do you look like this during your zoom meetings?
I didn’t think so. Most of us find the most comfortable position which over time can cause major issues in your neck, lower back and shoulders and hands.
Our spines are not designed to stay in these postitions for very long. In the picture above you can see that her right side of her lower back is stretching while the left shortens creating tesions that will find its way up to the neck.
Since we are being forced to sit for long periods, here are a few daily exercises to train your body to sit better.
1. Superman Exercise
This an easy one you can do anywhere. Simply raise you legs and upper body off the ground and hold for 45 seconds. Rest for 1 minute and repeat 2 more times. This will help those back muscles support you while you sit.
2. Basic Bridge Ups
Dig those heals in and lift your pelvis. You can go up and for 30 reps or simply hold the postition for 45 seconds. Again rest for 1 minute and repeat 2 more times.
3. Alternating Supermans
This is my favorite one. Raise you left arm and right leg at the same time and hold for a 2 count, then switch to the right arm and left leg. Go back and forth 20 times. Rest for 1 minute and repeat 2 more times.
If you just choose to do one of these daily, your body will thank you!
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