Movement is the best treatment for low back pain and recovery from discectomy.
Ever thought about whether you really need those many plastic bags to put your fruit and veg in when shopping?
Here are a few alternatives:
1. Why not leave the plastic bags altogether and just put the fruit and veg in your basket.
2. Purchase re-usable cotton bags here (or at many other online stores or eco-stores), you can keep these stored in your shopping bag in the car, ready for use.
3. Use the brown paper bags that are available for mushrooms for all your fruit and veg instead.
The less plastic we consume, the less demand there is for it and hopefully the less plastic there will be in the world
Love your coffee?
Why not purchase a re-usable cup for your caffeine fix and that way you will be contributing to less plastic lids landing up in landfill and oceans. These are often mistaken for food and ingested by sealife.
These cups can be found in kitchenware stores; markets; supermarkets; most coffee shops & online. If you're caught out without your re-usable cup then try and only support cafes that use bio-degradable cups.
Do you use straws for the kids at home?
Do you run a business that utilises straws?
Do you enjoy drinking certain drinks with a straw yourself?
Have you thought about where all those straws land up?
Mostly either in landfill where they will sit for 200 years or in the ocean where some sealife will probably ingest them.
There are plenty alternatives to plastic straws. Either just not using one at all and saying no if offered one when out. Or you can purchase a variety of alternatives:
- steel straws
- glass straws
- paper straws
- bamboo straws
Saving you money in the long run if you purchase the more durable options.
Here is a lady who lives by the laws of movement. There is an array of useful information on her website about how to encourage movement in the home; at work; and with the family.
With all the hype about sitting being bad for you and standing desks now being all the craze I have always been a promoter of moving often, standing all day is as bad for you as sitting all day is. However, if you choose to adopt different postures throughout your work day and add in some useful stretches/movements scattered around, then you are certainly on the right movement road.
Your body craves movement. Don't lose what you started out with. Rather maintain and gain as much movement as you can over your life.
Katy Bowman's website is certainly worth a look, even if just to get one good tip that you carry over into your own life.
An easy to follow video routine of movements you can do right at your work desk, put together by a Physiotherapist. This 57 minute video will be all you need to help you gain more flexibility throughout your work day. Helping you avoid those aches and pains from sitting all day.
This video covers:
- Lower Back & Hips
- Upper Back & Shoulders
- Neck & Headaches
- Forearm / Wrist / Hands
It is packed with easy to follow instructions and education as well. A sure way to improve your productivity and get you feeling better!
This is a combination of all the DeskMoov videos we have on offer.
Don't be this guy...Don't repeat poor movement habits in the gym. Get assessed and trained in good movement habits to avoid injury and stiffness occurring.