SOS: Day 90
Don’t move. Are you at 90 degrees?
Stop right there. Don’t move. Don’t shift position. Now that I have you on your computer, I’d like you to compare your sitting position with that of the perfectly poised and posturally perfect woman in the photo above. Her hair is even combed. Don’t you just want to drop a plate of lasagna in her lap or something?
As I write this. I’m sitting on my desk chair, rather slumped, with my legs crossed at the knee, my neck thrust forward, my keyboard in my lap, my wrists bent, my chair leaning back. I haven’t had a single moment of that ideal 90 degree angle all day and I’ve spent hours on my computer. No wonder I’m aching.
Once again, do as I say, don’t do as I do. If you spend as much time on a computer as I do, you are at risk of developing a repetitive stress injury or of having back or neck problems. And be ergonomic in all areas of your life.
The photos on this Occupational Safety and Health Administration website help you sit and stand correctly while you work. There are other good tips, too…like the timely: get up and move. Okay, habithackers, off your computers. Now! Get up!
We’re about finished with your first 90 days of SOSing. Tomorrow’s post will give you an idea of what to take on next.
SOS Month 3
What to do so far:
In case you missed a day, the reminders below are clickable.
Get in shape for the best years ahead.
Eat chia…don’t pet it.
Exercise keeps you sharp.
Counteract urban or rural lifestyle risks.
Control what life expectancy factors you can.
Find a mate. Or live as if you’ve got one.
Activate your endorphins.
Wanna live? Exercise!
Drink your HOH ASAP.
Count calories to lose weight faster.
Count calories free online.
On the Ides I’d rather…
Watch funny flicks.
Lift weights to tone and firm.
Lift heavy or lift light.
Cut back on salt.
Remember the benefits of resistance training.
Weight/resistance train a few times per week.
Start over and fail better.
Learn proper technique to avoid weight training injury.
Be nice to your DOMS bod.
Choose fitness activities wisely.
Eat an Asian diet.
Make time for exercise.
Use WebMD’s plate portion system.
Use proper ergonomics when you’re on your computer.