Picture this; you have been having a few lower back niggles, you wake up in the morning and the lower back is stiff and sore. You lie in bed and pull your knees up towards your chest then you roll out of bed and bend over rounding your back to try and touch your toes or you sit on the ground and lean forward stretching the back out. Does this sound like a normal thing to do? Or do you currently do it?
It is a common belief that if your back is stiff and sore in the morning when you wake up, you should stretch it out. Unfortunately, this is not the best practice for some lower back injuries and can put you at risk to aggravate or hurt your back. Continue reading to see why I don’t recommend this type of stretching first thing in the morning.
Having breaks during your work day are important. Yes, we need to eat, but breaks can also help boost energy, concentration and motivation. There are also the major problems associated with the excessive sitting most of do during (and outside of) work. New research from Baylor University has been done to give a better understanding of workday breaks and offers suggestions on when, where and how to plan the most beneficial daily escapes from the job. The results were not entirely what they expected to find. Continue reading to see what they found.
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