Our shoulder joints have the greatest range of motion of any of the musculoskeletal joints in our bodies. The shoulder joint is really two joints, the glenohumeral joint between the arm bone (hume ...View Article
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Posted on 09-26-2017
While we are busy burning the candle from both ends, it is important to build micro-breaks into your daily routine. Evidence suggests micro-breaks actually reduce muscle fatigue by as much as 20-50 percent in an eight-hour day. A micro-break is a break that lasts anywhere from 30 seconds to as long as 5 minutes, and is meant to be taken frequently - as often as every 10 minutes.
Micro-breaks as Prevention
Stanford University provides the following tips for making breaks a part of the workday (I've made a few changes):
• Move the printer to an area that requires you to stand up and walk to get a printout. (My printer is in another room.)
• Stand up when talking on the phone (the use of a stand-up desk is also helpful),
• Go to the restroom or get a cup of coffee / water (frequently; remember the glass of water every hour),
• Break up continuous computer time with tasks such as checking phone messages, reading reports, etc.
Low Back - Even though we know more about low back pain than ever, it doesn't seem to be going away:
• Stand with hands on the hips and feet about shoulder-width apart.
• Slowly lean the hips forward while keeping the shoulders slightly back. Hold the stretch for 5-10 seconds.
If you experience any pain or tightness while preforming these exercises stop them immediately and discuss them with Dr. Dubrul on your next visit.
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