Don’t just sit there! Get moving!
Just because you sit all day, doesn’t mean you have to sit still!
We get it – many of you have to sit in front of a computer every day in order to earn a living. And some of you can think of no better way to relax after a hard day at work than an evening spent bingeing on your favorite TV series.
Of course, everyone knows that too much sitting can lead to all kinds of problems, including heart disease, diabetes, aches and pains in the neck, joints and back, varicose veins and early death.
Standing desks are now all the rage – but they come with their own set of problems – like sciatica caused by compression of the spine, swollen ankles, and cardiovascular problems. 😱
So, what’s a desk worker or couch potato to do? Move! If you’re working, fidget while you’re sitting and make sure you’re sitting up straight, feet flat on the floor, arms held at a 90º angle to your body – monitor placed straight ahead so you don’t have to crane your neck up or down. (See illustration below.)
If you’re watching TV, pick up the weights – or unopened soup cans – and work the arm muscles. If you’re working, take breaks and stroll around the office. If you’re watching TV, do some stretching during the commercials, or take a stroll to somewhere other than the refrigerator!
If you need some pointers, the Allied staff (https://alliedpt.com/contact/) is always ready to evaluate your working conditions – or watching conditions – and make recommendations about the best way to keep your moving parts in good working order!
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Woolly Souffrance, BS
Whatever your situation, Woolly Souffrance, BS, is on the job at the Allied Clinic and he’s ready to help you navigate your post-therapy life, or assist you with developing a personal training program that is tailored to you, your abilities, your goals, and your lifestyle. As a Functional Movement Specialist and Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Woolly specializes in teaching athletes proper technique to maximize competitive impact and reduce the risk of injury.
For quality, knowledgeable, certified training at affordable prices, call the Cape Coral clinic today at 239-242-0070 for an appointment!
New Clinic Now Open in Bonita!
We cannot wait to show you our new clinic located at 26651 Dublin Woods Circle in Bonita Springs! Our brand-new facility just opened this past summer and is headed up by Dr. Emily Erickson. Click here to download our announcement flyer. Or call the Bonita Clinic at (239) 676-5995.
At Allied Physical Therapy, we cherish our relationships with our patients and want to do all we can to help you live a happier, more active life – getting you back to doing what you love! So we are sharing our tips and tricks to keep all your moving parts in good working order… And, if there is anything you would like to see addressed in our next newsletter – or if you have any questions about anything you’ve read – email us confidentially at firstname.lastname@example.org.