All posts by Maryann Berry

3 Exercises That Will Improve the Life of the Deskbound

3 Exercises That Will Improve the Life of the Deskbound

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In your average work day, do any of these scenarios sound familiar?

  • Fidgeting in your office chair to find a comfortable position.
  • Propping something behind your low back to get relief.
  • Rubbing your neck and shoulders to ease tension, while slumping over your desk.
  • Feeling like you have a white-hot poker stabbing you in the shoulder blade.
  • Feeling like it’s hard to stand up straight for a few minutes after getting up from your desk.
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    How to Relieve Chronic Low Back Pain in a Few Minutes Each Day

    How to Relieve Chronic Low Back Pain in a Few Minutes Each Day

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    Do you deal with chronic low back pain when sitting at your desk at work?

    Sitting for long periods is like hitting the off switch for the muscles of your hips, and causes a break in communication from your hips to your feet. Your hips and feet no longer function as the base of support to the lower back, causing your lower back to do a lot of the work when you go about your day-to-day activities.…

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    The Back-to-Basics Boredom Buster Workout

    The Back-to-Basics Boredom Buster Workout

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    Are you bored with your workouts? Or plateaued? Or short on time? Change things up with this quick, satisfying, and effective routine.

    Get back to the basics for a total body workout that even improves your posture!

    The Boredom Buster Workout

    Complete 3 rounds of the following:

    1. Push-ups – 10 reps
  • Keep your thighs tight.
  • Keep your shoulder blades pulled together.
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    2 Simple Exercises to Alleviate Upper Back Tension

    2 Simple Exercises to Alleviate Upper Back Tension

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    Are you dealing with chronic upper back tension? Here are two exercises to help you that are easy to do at home. Doing these will ease that upper back tension and correct the chronic position of a rounded upper back and shoulders.

    Static Back Reverse Presses

    Instructions:

    1. Lie on your back with your legs up over a block or chair so your hips and knees are at ninety degrees.
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    The 1 Piece of Exercise Equipment Everybody Should Own

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    What is the one piece of exercise equipment everybody should own?

    It’s lightweight, inexpensive, easy to store, and you can take it along when traveling to get a killer workout.

    What is it? A jump rope!

    That said, sometimes it’s not as easy to pick up the jump rope as it was when you were a kid. But don’t worry, it’s like riding a bike — it will come back to you.…

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    Relieve Neck and Shoulder Tension with 1 Simple Exercise

    Relieve Neck and Shoulder Tension with 1 Simple Exercise

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    This exercise — known as “static wall” — can help reduce tension and pain in the upper back, neck, and shoulders. Often pain and tension in these areas can be attributed to poor posture where the upper back rounds forward and the muscles of the hips and legs become tight from sitting.

    This exercise works by allowing your upper back to straighten out against the flat surface of the floor while stretching and strengthening muscles of the hips and legs.…

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    Build Core Strength and Better Posture: How to Do the 4-Way Plank

    Build Core Strength and Better Posture with the 4-Way Plank

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    If you are looking for a quick and effective way to tone your midsection and give your entire body a workout, give this four-way plank a try. When done properly, this series of exercises not only strengthens the midsection but improves posture from head to toe. Improving posture is important for preventing future injury while working out.

    Work up to holding each of the following four positions for one minute each.…

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    Quick and Easy Way to Alleviate Low Back Pain

    The Quick and Easy Way to Alleviate Low Back Pain

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    Practicing this position — called “static back” — allows gravity to work with us to begin to achieve symmetry within our bodies. When our bodies are off balance, we experience pain and limited range of motion. Static back allows the muscles of the low back to relax, and with the hips and knees at ninety degrees, the pelvis is able to settle into a more symmetrical position against the floor.…

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    The 2-Minute Workout You Can Do Anywhere

    The 2-Minute Workout You Can Do Anywhere

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    Walkouts are a quick and simple way to improve flexibility, strength, and cardio at the same time. The best part is this exercise requires no equipment and very little space.

    Try walkouts as a way to break up your work day with movement or do these at home in the evening in front of the TV during the commercials.

    2-Minute Workout Instructions
    1. Stand with your feet pointing straight and hip width apart.
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