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Get up, Stand up

It is important to incorporate movement and stretching into the workday. Sitting for too long causes blood to pool in the lower legs and feet, hamstring muscles to tighten up, and back and neck muscles to become stiff and tight. If you are experiencing neck or back pain, take 2-3 minutes out of your day and try the stretching routine illustrated here.

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Chill Out

With so much stress at work & over stimulation from technology, healthy minds are just as important as healthy bodies. Millennials are even being labeled the “meditation generation”.  Relaxation can improve heart rate, blood pressure, stress, tension, and mood. Find a few minutes a day to relax.

I like to move it - move it

Remaining sedentaryfor 6 or more hours a day can increase your risk of heart diseaseand certain cancers. Take ownership of your health & start tracking your  movements using wearable technologies. Take a walking meeting, an alternative route to your desk, visit colleagues at their workspaces insteadof calling them, ortake the stairs.

Stay the course

Maintaining  a nutritious diet in the workplace can be difficult. Download the MyFitnessPal app to start tracking your food throughout the day. It also syncs up with your wearable tracking device to give you greater insight into your daily intake and activity. If you are not happy with your levels, try making one small change a day.

Attack of the "Text Neck"

The human head weighs about 12 lbs. When using mobile devices we tend to bend forward and down, increasing weight on the cervical spine. At a 15° angle, the head weighs 27 lbs. At 60° it weighs 60 lbs. Neck tissue becomes inflamed when stretched causing muscle strain, pinched nerves, herniated disks and over time it can even remove the neck’s natural curve.

Avert your eyes

Working at a computer or even staring at a mobile device screen for long stretches at a time can lead to eye strain, blurred vision, dry eyes, headaches, an increase in work errors, and a decrease in productivity. Try the 20-20-20 Rule.  Take a break every 20 minutes to look away from your screen at something 20 feet away for 20 seconds.