They watch their pos­ture

Glamour (South Africa) - - Health -

Thought ‘sit up straight’ was some­thing par­ents said to an­noy you? Turns out, poor pos­ture can cause pain and headaches, and even af­fect our moods, one study found. “Pos­ture is fun­da­men­tal to health,” says se­nior phys­io­ther­a­pist Janani Wi­je­tunga. “I see so many peo­ple with chronic back pain, par­tic­u­larly of­fice work­ers, and pos­ture is a cul­prit.” Now steal it

“We shouldn’t spend more than 20-30 min­utes in one po­si­tion, so break up long stretches of sit­ting with ex­er­cises,” says Janani. “As well as stand­ing up and walk­ing around for a minute or two, try neck stretches, shoul­der-blade pinches and trunk ro­ta­tions. Do two to five reps of each, hold­ing for 20 sec­onds.” It might feel weird at first, but it helps re­set the brain to make you feel less stressed.

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