I want to give a special congratulations to Mason Lewis, a 13 year old golfer. He placed 20th out of 125 golfers in Florida last week and is in the nationals. He’s got a great future ahead of him. He comes in here and trains and he’s doing great. So congratulations to you, Mason!
Without further ado, let’s talk about something that people are having problems with nowadays. Why? Well, you’ve got the workforce where the biggest majority of them are sitting at desks working on computers. Now you’ve got the kids who are not getting up either. They are online doing their schoolwork. So they’re sitting in front of computers all day long also. Unfortunately, this is leading to poor sitting posture, poor posture when using computers, and poor posture when they’re on their phones. So what is happening is that people are starting to break down. I’m seeing more people in the clinic, not because of injuries, but because of mechanical breakdown, overuse, overstress, muscles getting tight, and people’s joints aren’t working and moving like they’re supposed to. We are seeing different types of pain, a lot of neck pain, upper shoulder, upper back pain, lower back pain. All of these things are affected by how you sit.
What you need to keep in mind is that there are ways that you can help yourself and minimize your chances of breaking down. Simple little rules. One rule I always recommend to people, never sit longer than 30 minutes at a time, even if that means you only stand up for five or 10 seconds to just get out of that posture. It is important to straighten yourself up a little bit and sit right back down. Some of the kids tell me that they’re not allowed to leave the area during a Zoom call. This is why I recommend to simply stand at your desk or wherever you’re sitting, take five or 10 seconds to stretch, they’ll still be able to see you there, but you changed that posture technique.
Staying in the same position too long can break you down. Office workers, they tell me, “I sat down at eight before I knew it, six hours had passed and I hadn’t moved from my desk.” You got to get up. If you could move around, even better. If you can’t, then then just stand in place, do a couple of stretches. Stay tuned to our YouTube channel where I’m going to show you three different exercises that you could do while you’re sitting. If you’ve got any further questions, contact us by visiting our website!