This is the first in a mini-series I’m creating to help students and parents develop healthy habits using screens and electronic devices…
Healthy Ipad & Laptop advice for students
When your students use electronic devices, their risk of back and neck pain dramatically increases… UNLESS
They are equipped and empowered with the right ergonomic, exercise and posture advice to develop healthy habits!
In fact, increased computer use has been shown to be related to increased incidence of neck and shoulder pain and poor postures in adolescents*
This breaks my heart, because so many of these issues are easily preventable when students are empowered with the right exercises, ergonomic and posture advice.
The GOOD NEWS!
With the outbreak of the corona virus, many more of us are suddenly working from home.
Perhaps your workstation setup is less ergonomically friendly than in your office and you’re wondering how best to set yourself up successfully?
There are some quick and easy principles you can follow to keep strain and pain off your body, so I filmed this video for you to watch.
So take a look at these quick and easy, also inexpensive tips that will help you feel fabulous and stay productive working from home.
If you’d like to get your hands on my favourite stretches and exercises to do at your desk to take strain off your body and improve your flexibility you can grab them here.
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!
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
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👍
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…
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 email@example.com
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?
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!
Do you ever feel…?
Knots, Niggles, Tension
Tight muscles, aches or even pains
Brain fog, Nodding off, productivity waning
Sluggish from hours at a screen, slouching
Eyes glazing over, grab another coffee
Frustrated by no time to exercise, Too much on your plate
Your weight creeping up, metabolism slowing down
Do any of those phrases resonate?
Or can you see yourself heading there if things don’t change?
There’s nothing more upsetting to me, as a health professional, than seeing people in a state of distress, suffering from combinations of the above symptoms.
Especially because most of those issues can be pretty easily avoided… if you know how.
Most people have no idea that this shouldn’t be ‘your normal’ and that a few simple strategies can empower you to take control and get your health back on track.
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