As many of us have transitioned to working from home, it’s important to make sure you’re staying mobile, stretching, and maintaining good posture. Dr. Dan and Dr. Brandon have some great tips to help you stay healthy and mobile during your time working from home.
Because many things we do force our hands and arms to be out in front of us (driving, typing, etc.) we get strong through our chest but tend to get weak in our shoulders and shoulder blades. A technique called “Brueggers” is a simple way you can stretch and strengthen the back.
Using a therapy band, or even a couple of cans of soup, place in your hands and bring your elbows into your sides, keeping them in tight. Rotate and squeeze your shoulder blades tight together, and relax. This will help to work those muscles and fight the dreaded “hunch” and neck tension that can occur from being bent over our keyboards. Dr. Brandon recommends doing this exercise every 20-60 minutes to make sure you’re not stuck in one position for more than an hour at a time. Watch him demonstrate this technique below!
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