New guidelines from the British Journal of Sports Medicine recommend getting up and moving about for 2 to 4 hours of your workday to reduce (or prevent) back and neck pain, as well as reduce the risk of serious health conditions like diabetes.
A lot of people think their posture is pretty good, and when they stand tall their head is level head and body is aligned properly over their feet.
However, a quick check with a posture picture often shows a different reality, with head jutting slightly forward and upper back rounded… making them look older than their years.
Here’s a quick posture break that incorporates a motor control exercise (MCE).
New back pain recommendations from American College of Physicians advise against drugs in favor of motor control exercise because they systematically retrain control by focusing awareness and mindful attention for greater motion accuracy.
Work is what most people do, most of the time. And, most people sit at work. Sitting slumped over a computer won’t give you a hunchback in a day, but over time the body molds and folds, restricting breathing and circulation to impact health nearly as much as smoking.