This morning I went to a chiropractor in regards to sharp lower back pain. This pain could be yours if you are not careful. You were on my mind as the chiropractor carefully explained why I was experiencing this pain. Essentially I hadn't been moving around enough, and the muscles in the inflamed area grew tense leading to pain and discomfort.
You and I need to remember to take time to move. When we move we give our bodies the exercise our muscles and joints need in order to stay in peek operating condition.
Our dedication to the pursuit of a technologically based income requires us to spend much of our time connected to the virtual world. When we connect with the virtual world we most often assume a consistent physical posture. I have now become very much aware of the need to not only exercise, but to break up you day with movement. (We need to get up and move around every 20mins during our work day.)
(My morning walk / run seems more important than I had previously thought.)
Although my learning experience came with pain, I'm grateful for having gained a greater understanding into the need for movement and exercises that will help me form healthier habits thought my life.
I wish to simple provide you with a friendly reminder to get up and move, and move often. Your body will thank you for it. (Not to mention this aids in the prevention, and relief of depression.)
I also found this simple chart that provides a quick reminder as to what it best:
We grew up always being told to be careful with how we sit, stand, walk, etc. Yet once we become adults the reminders to watch our poster usually only comes only from seemingly nagging significant others. Poster is not popular. It is important, but is seldom talked about when we discuss our personal health.
Thanks for taking time to read this blog post!
I look forward to hearing your thoughts in the comments below.
Ps. Due to office back injuries researchers have developed the standing desk...seeing as standing is good for your health. Check it out. Tell me what you think.