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7 Exercises You can Do while Sitting Down at Work

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If working long hours at the office is eating away at your exercise time, don’t despair. Make the most of your time by exercising on the job. Here are seven exercises you can do while sitting down in the office that don’t even require that you get out of your seat. Clenches
For buns of steel, clench your buttocks and hold for ten seconds. Do five sets of eight reps. The beauty of this exercise is that your supervisors and coworkers won’t see any movement and need not even know that you’re secretly exercising on the job. Ankle Rotations
Rotate your ankles in both directions for five seconds. Do five sets of eight reps in each direction. This exercise can strengthen the flexibility of your ankles and make you less likely to suffer from sprains. Arm Stretches
Just because you’re seated at your desk doesn’t mean your arms can’t do just about anything they want. Many arm exercises can be performed while seated at your desk. Stretch the muscles in your right arm by reaching as far to the left a…

Benefits of Acupuncture for Sports Injury

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Which Athletes Benefit From Acupuncture? 

Acupuncture can be beneficial for those practicing bodybuilding and for any other athletes who are training in competitive sports, aerobics, martial arts, outdoor training, or any strenuous activity as it enhances performance and gives the athlete a competitive edge. Competition is not just about physical strength or endurance; it is also about psychological confidence, which can significantly affect performance skills. Acupuncture can enhance the ability to stay focused, lower anxiety, and jump psychological obstacles which stand in their way.  Benefits of Acupuncture There are many benefits provided by acupuncture that can help an athlete that participates in any sport:

1. Acupuncture Helps The Body To Heal Itself From Injury While Reducing Pain At The Same Time: For anyone who is physically active, an injury may occur, either acutely or chronically, over time. Statistics show that adults suffer more than one million sports-related trauma…

8 Ways to Have Great Posture as You Age

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Good posture will do more to keep you looking youthful as the years go by than a face-lift or Botox. And the benefits of maintaining your bone health are much more than skin-deep.


Although a stooped posture may seem to go hand in hand with old age, you can help prevent the characteristic rounding of the spine that is often caused by osteoporosis and the destruction of the vertebrae in the upper and middle spine.

Here are 8 tips to keep you standing tall at any age.

Open Up
Now that many of us spend our days hunched in front of a computer. It's very important for us to be able to stretch and open up and improve our range of motion.

To stay limber, try to get up for a couple minutes every half hour and stretch, walk, or stand.

Easy Exercises
Try this exercise: Every morning and night, lie down on the floor and make slow "snow angels" with your arms for two or three minutes.

For an extra challenge, roll up a towel and put it on the floor underneath your spine. Many gy…

How to Strengthen Lower Back

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The lumbar region of your spine supports the majority of your body. Approximately 80 percent of people will suffer from a back injury sometime in their life, with the majority hurting their lower back. Muscle atrophy from inactivity is common to people who sit a lot or work in an office environment. Start a lower back exercise routine to improve lumbar strength and prevent back injuries. Learn how to strengthen your lower back.


Reduce the number of hours you sit at home and at work. Sitting for long periods of time can atrophy lower back muscles over time.

Do not sit for longer than 30 minutes at a time. Set a reminder on your computer or on your phone to get up and walk around.Invest in a sit/stand desk in your office. This desk moves up and down with a hydraulic or hand lift. Alternate sitting and standing throughout your day.Studies have shown that people who sit for 8 hours or more a day have a lower lifespan. Try to sit for less than 8 hours each day. If that is not possible, make …