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How You Can Leave Stiffness Behind

Posted On : Jul-26-2010 | seen (764) times | Article Word Count : 598 |

It’s not only about working overtime, dealing with undecided clients, absent boss and smug coworkers, or spending more time on the road tan you d at home. It’s about the office equipment that makes your wrists ache, the luggage you have to carry in and out of the house, hotel and the car, the car itself making your back ache.
You work hard and at one point realize that your work is hard on you. It’s not only about working overtime, dealing with undecided clients, absent boss and smug coworkers, or spending more time on the road tan you d at home. It’s about the office equipment that makes your wrists ache, the luggage you have to carry in and out of the house, hotel and the car, the car itself making your back ache. You feel like your body is stuck in a sitting position and that your fingertips are glued to the keyboard, your ear to the phone and eyes to the computer screen. As much as you may love your job, it doesn’t treat you with much sympathy causing you to feel pain whenever you get up, sit for a longer time or play with your kids. The solution is not to quit your job, but to make everything in your power to stay in good shape.

Daily exercising is a must. The older you get, the stiffer your joints become so you have to get them moving. It’s not about spending a couple of hours at the gym each day, but about stretching your body to let it function properly. The moment you open your eyes in the morning, you should start to twist and turn your body to wake it up. Your neck, back, legs and arms get stiff from spending several hours in one position, so instead of jumping out of bed, get them loosened up and flexible again to not feel the pain when you get up.

Morning stretching will get you going, but sitting in your car, behind your desk or on the plane will make you stiff again. To avoid it, get up every so often and bend around a little, or if you’re behind the wheel, flex your muscles one by one and move your joints when you can. Just because you don’t have a sedentary job doesn’t mean you won’t get stiff. If you repeat a certain movement, for example moving items over the cash register reader, make sure you counter it with a movement to the opposite side and change your position every now and then.

What you work on has a great impact on how you feel, s make sure your chair is set to the optimal position and adjusted to your height, your screen is at a right distance from your eyes, and you have an ergonomic keyboard. If standard equipment is not right for you, ask for a mini mouse to work with, a foot stool to support your legs or even smaller pair of scissors. Working on equipment that is not well adjusted to your needs makes you less efficient, so your employer should be willing to make necessary adjustments.

After you get home from work you’re not free of the work place dangers. You bring in tension that built up over the whole day, your mind is running causing you a headache, and your muscles still remember the position you spent your eight hours in. To rid your body of anything connected with your job, you need to do something that has nothing to do with it. Take your dog for a walk, take the kids for a ride on your single speed bikes, meet your girls for a mani-pedi, sit out back and read a book. Whatever your choice, make sure you end up doing something that is different from your work not only mentally, but especially physically, and you’ll see how much better you feel.

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I am a web design Miami specialist, a passionate writer and a single speed bikes enthusiast. I write articles and PR news about computers accessories like a webcam or a mini mouse.

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