Body Awareness for Computer Workers

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Do you spend lots of time on the computer? I do, and I regularly experience typical – and negative – impacts of doing so. As an educator and IT geek, I’m on the computer for several hours a day, every single day. Here’s just a short list of the issues I’ve experienced over the last few years:

  • Headaches
  • Blurred vision
  • Neck pain/tiredness
  • Shoulder pain/tiredness
  • Hip and leg tightness
  • Weak glutes

All of the above can be – or have been, by my doctors – attributed to too much time spent on the computer, often while sitting with poor body alignment.

So, what are some things you can do to prevent or correct these types of issues, particularly muscular pain, tightness and weakness? To get a few quick ideas, see the Ignite Boulder video below. It’s only five minutes! In the video, Kia Ruiz of Bodhi Bear explains spinal impacts of working on computers and the importance of body awareness and simple exercises to support the spine by strengthening and stretching the supporting muscles. Some of these exercises can be done right at your desk, even if you work in a cubicle. Others may require that you have an office where you can close the door. :)

Take a look/listen below!

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2 comments on “Body Awareness for Computer Workers

  1. Great post and great presentation!

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