February 2022 - news Home
You’re a Star!
Do you remember the sheer joy of star jumping? You may have been a kid just learning a sport or a teenager having fun on the beach. Now, you’re at a desk or sitting much of the day. Your neck hurts, your shoulders ache, you’re exhausted by the end of the day. It’s how our work lives have become in this sedentary digital age.
The last year or so, when we couldn’t even walk to the train station daily, has left many of us feeling down in the dumps. Our bodies were built to move, so get up and do something – you’ll feel so much better for it.
Here are two of the simplest of exercises aimed at the desk-bound that can get you back on track emotionally and feel more alive.
At the practice –––>
Star jumps ––>
NECK LEGO ––>
These stimulate the muscles sitting above our shoulders, and up to our necks. It might seem an unusual movement in our daily lives, but it’s easy to do. If you are office-bound challenge your team to get up together, every day for 10 jumps. Yes, you might feel silly, but you will feel the benefits quickly. Laugh, joke and get back to work!
While at your desk (sofa, bus, in the car at traffic lights…) sit straight with your back firmly against your chair. Keep your chin up and, imagining there’s a Lego brick on your shoulder you mustn’t knock off, rotate your head to the left, looking at what is behind you. Hold for 10 seconds. Do this 10-15 times on each side.
Charlotte has left us now, we really miss her and her efficiency at keeping our notes up to date. We are looking for a new assistant, but it may be a while before we find the perfect replacement.
Consequently, we might be a bit pushed for appointments, but please give us a call if you need one, even on the same day. As people are returning to work full time, our calendars are being jiggled about frequently so we might well be able to get you in to see one of us.
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