Exercise Right at Work Tag

Do you spend 8-9 hours a day working on a desk? Do you often have lower back pain, shoulder pain, or neck pain at the end of the day? [caption id="attachment_7170" align="alignright" width="378"] Credit: University of Western Australia[/caption]   There is growing evidence that there needs to be suppleness in the way we sit at computer workstations. While there is not one correct way to sit at a workstation, seating should support postures that can be changed frequently within a comfortable range throughout the day. It should accommodate the: work being done visual demands workers’ individual differences.   Every individual should trial different positions to work the...

Work. It's a fact of life that we can't avoid. We spend years working in one occupation which can have massive effects on our health and well being.   Whether you love or hate your job, we need to step back and look at how changes our body and mind and why we need to exercise right for our circumstances. To find out how to Exercise Right for your uniqueness, take the Exercise Right quiz.   Why it's important to Exercise Right at work   A variety of jobs involve a range of repetitive movements, static postures and/or increase sedentary time which can have devastating effects on the health...

Tradies are used to a lot of hard yakka which brings with it a heap of aches, pains and sometimes, injuries.   You spend a lot of time and money looking after your tools, but it's important to know how to Exercise Right and look after the most important piece of equipment – YOU! To find out how to Exercise Right for your uniqueness, take the Exercise Right quiz.    Top 4 Exercise Tips for Tradies   1. Control the Core If you were to ask what the biggest pain issue for tradies – the most likely answer would be back and neck. Now besides not lifting properly (yes, you know who...

The typical modern lifestyle means more sitting, with the consequence of weakness through the body’s most powerful structures. Boost your strength and functional movement with these tips.   Within the 21st century lifestyle, excessive sitting is become evermore frequent. Most of us go to work and sit behind a desk or at the controls of machinery, before coming home and spending the night on the couch watching your favorite television series on Netflix. The dangers of sitting to your health have been well-documented in recent times. This article aims to address another aspect of your livelihood that sitting is affecting: your posterior chain. Take...

As Dolly Parton told us all, working ‘9 to 5’ is something most of us cannot avoid. What Dolly didn’t say was that on average a desk job worker sits for 1920 hours a year and that could be killing us. Australian statistics show that 68.5% of the workforce are either sedentary of have very low levels of activity. Essentially, we go to work and sit for eight hours and that fact is having serious effects on our health. Even for those desk job workers who do exercise outside of work, all their good work could be negated by the amount of sitting...

Struggling to get through you work day? Drowning in deadlines? Or really feeling that 3pm (or 10am) slump? Maybe it’s time to log off and get moving, a new study finds.   New research finds that busy professionals who exercise during the day feel better and more productive. A study presented to the American College of Sports Medicine, found that workers who spent 30–60 minutes at lunch exercising reported an average performance boost of 15 percent. Sixty percent of employees said their time management skills, mental performance and ability to meet deadlines improved on the days they exercised. Workers in the study were...

Did you know that those who sit for prolonged periods are 54% more likely to die from a heart attack?   If you sit for hours at a desk why not break up you day with this mini workout and take action now to help prevent becoming this statistic. Follow these instructions and aim for 10-15 repetitions of each exercise unless specified. Only do what you are comfortable with and stop if you feel any pain.   LEGS   Wall sits Wall sits are great for building strength and endurance. Standing with your back against the wall, bend the knees and slide your back down the wall until the thighs are...