Tag: posture

Have pain? One of the #1 causes of most pain is…

Have pain?  One of the #1 causes of most pain is…

I recently treated a 16 year old with physical therapy for her shoulder pain.

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The 5 Minutes to Fitness+ 12 Week Health Challenge

The 5 Minutes to Fitness+ 12 Week Health Challenge

Watch this to increase improve posture, increase energy, prevent pain and stay focused.

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Video- Relieve & Prevent Most Back Pain in 5 Minutes

Video- Relieve & Prevent Most Back Pain in 5 Minutes

Try this to help with your back pain. Always consult your trusted health care professional first.

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Upper back/shoulder blade pain help

5 Minutes to Fitness+ Club coming August 2010

trapezius-muscle-pain

My mom recently called me because her upper shoulder has been bothering her.

Why it might hurt:

  • Poor, slouched posture while standing or sitting (think- on phone or computer)
  • Herniated disk in the cervical spine
  • Overuse (think- using computer mouse)

What do to:

  • Stand and sit as tall as possible
  • Elevate computer screen to eye level and bring within arms reach
  • Use phone headset
  • Switch mouse to other hand 50% of time

If this doesn’t help, find a great physical therapist or chiropractor. Of course you can email me.

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Do “ergonomic” chairs prevent pain?

5 Minutes to Fitness+ Club coming soon!

sitting posture good

If you sit like the girl above the answer is YES. But………..

Lady-Sitting-For-Long-Hours

If you sit like this girl above, NO.

The point is you can slouch in a $1000 or a $10 chair.  You have to train yourself to sit like the girl in the first picture. Here’s how to do it:

  • Put a sticky note on your computer screen that says “SIT UP”.
  • Set an alarm to ring every 15 minutes.
  • Tell others to remind you not to slouch. (don’t attack them when they do :-)
  • Just do it!  You can train yourself to do almost anything.
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