Posts Tagged "deskworker syndrome"

Quick Tip: Variations on the Bruegger’s Stretch

Posted by on Feb 18, 2015 in Bodywork Techniques, Exercises, Health and Wellness, Stretches

Quick Tip: Variations on the Bruegger’s Stretch

So, let’s say you understand what causes Upper Crossed Syndrome, and how to prevent it by setting yourself up properly at a desk. What’s next? Now it’s time to start strengthening and activating the muscles in your back that have gone into hibernation. This week we have two Quick Tip videos to help you counteract all that forward leaning you do. We think Scott looks like a penguin when he does the first one, but we love him anyways, and you probably will too when you incorporate this stretch into your routine! In this first video you’ll find the basic Bruegger’s...

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Quick Tip: Basic Desk Ergonomics

Posted by on Feb 11, 2015 in Health and Wellness

Quick Tip: Basic Desk Ergonomics

Improper ergonomics at your desk can cause problems from Upper Crossed Syndrome to general aches to debilitating Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSIs). So, if you’re sitting in front of a computer for any substantial period of time each day, it’s more than worth it to adjust your chair and desk to get the proper alignment. Follow along with Jenny Lightstone’s basic ergonomic check-in in this video to set up healthy angles at your ankle, hip, elbow, and knee joints while sitting at your desk. When in doubt, remember that all these angles should be a bit larger than ninety...

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