Kathryn Anderson, Physiotherapist, explains.
“It is common that sitting on a regular chair promotes lumbar flexion, or posterior pelvic. Those with lower back pain will often find this position aggravates their pain. Due to the active movement that’s encouraged by the ErgoFlip, the user has a greater ability to hold neutral spine, and therefore to unload the spinal structures. This is true not just of the lumbar spine and pelvis region, but of the entire back, through the conversion of the ‘C’ shaped spine which helps to unload and relieve the entire spine.
The dynamic nature of the sitting surface encourages the active muscles to work and achieves our goal of sitting well” @vivaphysio@physioaustralia
3 days ago
3 TIMES OF THE DAY YOU CAN SQUEEZE IN A WORKOUT
Between work and family responsibilities, a daily trip to the gym can be tough. BUT that doesn’t mean you can’t get in a good workout!
SET YOUR ALARM EARLY ⏰
Mornings can be rough with little ones. Pre-plan and prepare breakfast the night before. Wake up 30 minutes early and get a quick 20 to 30-minute strength workout done in your home. Or, go for a quick 2-3 mile run around your neighborhood if you have another adult home to get the kids ready. Even this quick workout will give you an energy boost that will make up for the lost 30-minutes of snooze time.
SNEAK IN A LUNCH BREAK WORKOUT 🚶🏽♀️
Your lunch hour can be your power hour. If you have time, go for a walk during lunch. See if there is a class you can take nearby. Go for a run. 30min or less is all you need.
GET IT IN AT NIGHT 🌚
After a full day of work, carpooling the kids around and finding time to make dinner, you’re exhausted. Fight the urge to hunker down in your favorite sweats and choose a workout to help you unwind! It can be on a treadmill, a bodyweight circuit, dumbells or bands. If you have a hard time settling down from a night time workout, do something calm like stretching or yoga.
When do you prefer to workout? Morning? Midday? Evening? Night? Share with me below!
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