There’s no way to deny that our world today is truly dominated by computers. As much as they help us connect with our friends and family, in addition to helping us get work done, computers can be detrimental to our health in more ways than one. As a trusted chiropractor in Gahanna, we see the common side effects of prolonged computer usage, specifically the signature unhealthy posture. The repeated strain resulting from bad posture can actually change the composition of your muscles so your posture becomes forced into a poor position. Today we’ve got some simple and easy exercises to do at your desk to keep your posture in great shape.
- Back self-massage: This self-massage involves sitting with your butt and feet flat on the floor. From there, lay a foam roller on the ground behind you so that it’s perpendicular to your body. Lean back on the foam roller and lift your butt off the ground. Roll in slow strokes so that the roller gently glides up and downyour back. Repeat this ten times.
- Warrior 1 Pose: This pose is great for stretching out your hips when they’ve been shortened from the compression that occurs when you sit for too long! Start from a standing position, take a big step forward with your left leg while bending the left knee. Then, turn your right toe outward while keeping your hips facing straight and in line with your shoulder blades. Raise your arms to the sky and feel the stretch in your right hip and thigh!