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Life Hack: Work From Home Tips

With so many of you experiencing a new work environment, you are probably starting to notice that many of the chronic aches and pains you had experienced in the past at work on a daily basis, have seemingly disappeared. In their place however, are a new set of sensations we are experiencing due to such a shift in the way you go about our jobs. Sometimes, the simple subtraction of your commute, office environment, and even certain co-workers (you know the ones I mean), can have a profound impact on how our bodies 'feel'. However, you may have eliminated these stressors, but you now have an entirely fresh set of stressors to adapt to in this new working landscape.

I am often asked to speak to companies about ergonomics and understanding pain. Too often, I hear folks ask what the best posture is for working on a computer. The answer is simple; your best posture is your next posture. No, I'm not trying to get all philosophical on you. I try to help people understand that standing up straight (military posture) can be just as taxing on the body as slouching in your chair to one side. The question you need to be asking is; how long can I sit in this position without hurting myself?That answer depends 100% upon the individual. Use these tips and tricks to ward off the common sensations you feel when sitting for a prolonged period of time in a fixed or slow slumping posture. These exercises and movements are sure to open things up and help you to stay productive, pain free and most of all, happy.

Don't wait until you feel a twinge in your neck or stiffness in your back. Utilize these suggestions on a multiple times a day basis while also taking this time to focus on your breath. Breath in for a 4 second count-Hold 2 seconds-Breath out for a 4 second count.

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With so many of you experiencing a new work environment, you are probably starting to notice that many of the chronic aches and pains you had experienced in the past at work on a daily basis, have seemingly disappeared. In their place however, are a new set of sensations we are experiencing due to such a shift in the way you go about our jobs. Sometimes, the simple subtraction of your commute, office environment, and even certain co-workers (you know the ones I mean), can have a profound impact on how our bodies <