Are you Physically Resilient to Cope with your work or study demands?

Being ‘Fit 2 Sit’- Having the ‘Physical Resilience’ to cope with work & study demands

Are you ‘Fit 2 Sit’?

Do you feel you have the strength, endurance and flexbility to cope with sitting a lot at a desk?

I refer to this as being ‘Physically Resilient’

… or do you feel tight and tense, perhaps even sore or sluggish, or so tired and struggling to concentrate? 

There’s a lot of talk, and rightly so, about workers’ and students’ resilience… or lack thereof.

When we think of a person’s or group of person’s resilience levels, we’re usually referring to their social and emotional ability to adapt and respond to challenges.

It’s typically used in the realm of mental health and social and emotional wellbeing.

I’m passionate about starting a conversation around the physical aspect of wellbeing, including a person, or group of person’s physical resilience!

Health literacy doesn’t just involve the mind and emotions- it’s untimately a matter of mind + body.

So I’m here to put forward the notion of ‘Physical Resilience’ and want to promote it’s importance for us all! 

Whether we’re doing paid work or unpaid work – such as students, parents, retirees- we all have to do a certain amount of work…

Whatever your daily tasks include, you are more productive, produce better quality of work, feel more satisfaction and are less likely to feel stiff, sore or even become injured, if we have the physical capacity to do that work well- and to do it again as often as required 🙂

Yes, as an expert in helping both workers and students become more physically resilient, I’ve seen the difference it can make to their lives… I love helping people thrive, not just survive in their work!

I’ve made a quick video about ‘Physical Resilience’- what it means to me and how being more physically resilient might help you and your team/ colleagues/ family members!

You can watch it here

Being equipped and empowered with simple strategies, workers and students can 

– improve their energy levels

– boost concentration and productivity

– unwind their tight and tense muscles

– improve their posture and confidence

improve their physical and mental health!

… leading to far greater engagement and ultimate success– for both the individual and their organisation!

This is even more evident when workers and students are engaged in sedentary work.

We’ve all felt how draining, even straining it is to sit in the one spot at a desk, in front of a screen for hours on end!

As we sit still, and our metabolism slows down, we’re literally ‘sitting ducks’ for the onslaught of chronic diseases that often follow.

That’s why there’s so much talk about ‘Sitting Disease’ and its serious side effects!

That’s why I particularly love to help workers be more ‘Fit 2 Sit’ and students more ‘Fit 4 Study’… it really makes a difference to them feeling their best and achieving success at their desk!

I’ve also put together my favourite 4 Exercises you can do – at your desk, kitchen table, or anywhere – to help you feel more ‘Physically Resilient’ or ‘Fit 2 Sit’
You can access it for FREE HERE

I look forward to supporting you and your community in your journey to building greater ‘Physical Resilience’.

If you have any comments or questions about what ‘Physical Resilience’ means or what it means to you, please reach out to me via email kym@kymsiddonsphysio.com.au

And if you’ve enjoyed this article, please share with your colleagues, family and friends who would benefit from some encouragement today!

Suffering Neck tension & Sore Shoulders? The BEST NECK STRETCH EVER will help you!

Still suffering with tense, tight neck muscles from the end of financial year push or end of semester exams?

You’re not alone!

Students and workers alike are feeling the pinch- literally- in their neck, upper back and shoulders 😖

If you’re keen for relief and want the most effective stretch I know of to stretch out those knots then take a couple of minutes to watch this short video…

You’ll feel your neck and shoulders unwinding in no time!

There’s a very specific way you can help your muscles release and stay looser for longer 😃, so make sure you know how!

Click this link to the best neck stretch you’ll ever get or click on the picture below


Stretch out knots in your neck and shoulders

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Strategy #2 for setting yourself up for Success at your desk

Keen to feel less Pain, Strain and Drain- so can feel at your Best and Be more Productive- at your desk?😁
Here’s strategy #2 to help you with just that! 

It’s a quick tip to kickstart your week the right way!

 

Strategy #2 to set yourself up for success at your desk

Click on the picture above or Click here to get the low down on Tip # 2 to feel amazing while you beaver away at your desk!

If you and your team would like a lunch n learn or practical workshop that walks you through targeted exercises and tips that help you boost your brainpower, energy levels and unwind tight muscles… feel free to reach out to me 😊

#movemore #posture #healthyhabits #workplacehealth #wellbeing #befit4study #befit2sit #education

Strategy #1 for Setting yourself up for Success at your desk

My 31 strategy to set yourself up for success at your desk! 😀
Discover How to Feel your Best and be far more productive with this Top Tip, plus a bonus awesome desk exercise! ✅

End of Semester and the End of Financial Year is fast approaching and you might well be feeling the strain and drain of sitting at your desk more than usual? 😳

This is the first of 5 key steps to beating fatigue and fighting off sore muscles that I can’t wait to share with you👍

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Stiff and Sore no more! Grab this Easter Holiday Travel Tip that keeps your back and hips happy while you Sit

Travelling this Easter Break? Does you back groan at you just with the thought of sitting for hour in the car, train or plane?

Do you feel hunched over with stiffness or soreness in your low back and hips from being stuck sitting for ages… then take a bit of unwinding while you straighten up again?

I’ve got some good news for you!

I recorded a video of my favourite way to keep your back and hips from stiffening up while you travel… this tip has saved me many times 🙂

It’s also a great way to keep yourself alert if you’re driving or stuck sitting in a meeting or conference when you can’t move as much as you’d like to.

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Relieve Neck, Back and Shoulder tension with this Quick Tip

Take tension off your Neck, Back and Shoulders with this quick tip

I often prescribe my clients the ‘Smiling Collar-bones’ exercise that gives them a quick and easy way to improve their posture and take tension off their neck, shoulders and upper back.

It’s also one of my favourite ways of explaining healthy posture habits for your head, neck and shoulders and clients can’t believe how easy it is to remember… so they do it more often!

The other thing is, your don’t have to even leave your chair to do it! Wherever you are and whatever you’re doing, you can ‘Smile’ your collarbones and feel the difference in your body!

That’s a win-win all round!

This week saw us celebrating April Fool’s Day… and National ‘Smile Day’ in Australia. So I thought I’d bring a smile to your dial and share this awesome exercise with you…

 

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New evidence that Exercise Boosts our Brainpower!

New research has unlocked another piece in the puzzle of how exercise improves our brain function.

A discovery has identified what triggers the brain to boost brain function through exercise.

Many of us will be familiar with the ‘post-exercise high’ that is often what motivates us to get our joggers on in the first place. We can always look forward to feeling more awake and ‘alive’ post-workout, even if we are physically exhausted!

The Hippocampus is an important area of our brain for memory and learning. When we exercise, stem cells in this region multiply to form new nerve cells (neurons) which leads to improvements in learning and memory.

And now we know more about how…

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Try this Exercise to boost your Brainpower while you work!

This week is Brain awareness week, so in honour of raising awareness about brain research and developing healthy habits for your brain, I’ve got a great Brain- Boosting Exercise for you!

Exercise helps you wake up the centre of your brain that helps you stay alert, increases the flow of blood and therefore oxygen to your brain, and even has an anti-depressant effect…

So it’s well worth trying exercises like this one at your desk, or getting up to move regularly.

Rather than drone on about the exercise that I love the most for energizing me throughout my workday, I filmed a short video to show you!

This is hands down my favourite exercise for a couple of reasons

  • it wakes you up by encouraging deep breathing down into your lower ribs and lungs
  • it helps you reverse your posture from slouching
  • it uses the best ‘anti-slouching muscles’ in a way that helps them stay working after you finish exercising
  • Takes the strain off your back, neck and shoulders and encourages your body to maintain a better posture

I’d love you to let me know how you go with it and tell me how you feel afterwards!

Or if you have any other questions about how to best keep yourself energised and ditch the strain of sitting at your desk, computer or on your device I’d be happy to chat via email at kym@kymsiddonsphysio.com.au

Time-saving tips for feeling fabulous, leading an active life and aging gracefully… in celebration of International Women’s Day

March 8th is International Women’s Day, and on this day we celebrate everything awesome and unique about women!

 

One of the most special things about women is that they tend to be ‘nurturers’ of those around them. They’re often carers in the form of mothers, grandmothers, sisters or daughters and supportive friends or colleagues of the many people in their community.

 

And women often feel their greatest sense of satisfaction and worth in giving of themselves to others- they’re time, their listening ear, their advice, their hospitality and their heart.

 

In our increasingly busy world, however, this selfless commitment to giving and putting other’s needs before their own can take its toll.

 

Yes, as women we tend to wear many hats and, sadly, the ‘hat of self-care’ is usually donned the least.

 

The sad reality is that I speak to many women daily who aren’t feeling great about themselves. They find it hard to see, let alone celebrate their amazing qualities amidst their struggle.

 

They’re often worried about their weight, worried about how stiff and sore they feel, how exhausted and sluggish they feel, worried about the increasing hunch of their shoulders, worried about their health and the little time they have to devote to taking care of themselves.

 

Does that resonate with you?

 

Well, I want to encourage you today!

Firstly, I assure you that you are doing a great job.

 

And secondly, I want to remind you that you can’t help others unless you fit your own oxygen mask first…

 

While it certainly is tough to prioritise your own physical and mental health when you’ve got deadlines at work, family and social commitments, household chores to get done and hungry kids or pets hounding you…

 

I’d like you to stop for a second and take a deep breath, then exhale, and read on.

 

If I told you that you could skyrocket your physical and mental health in just 2 minutes, would you want to know how?

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An Ergonomically Friendly Desk Tidy-up + Awesome Desk Exercise for you!

This week we had some fun on social media…
It was ‘Clean Up Australia Day’ for Businesses on Monday, so I set us all a little challenge!

We went through the simple things we can all do every day to help keep our nation and our office safe (and beautiful) by picking up rubbish and things lying around. 

AND I showed you how to give your own workspace an ‘Ergonomically Friendly Clean-up’ to inspire you to get you in the tidying mood!
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