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Member Exercise Tip from FITJEDI that I don't want my friends to miss!

Saturday, May 04, 2013

I was just leaving a comment on a "Member Exercise Tip' from one of the Spark emails I get (LOVE them!) and decided to put it in a blog for all my SparkFriends to see (in addition to her tip) because I think it is important!

Her tip:
Frequent Movement Breaks
If you have desk job and end up sitting most of the day, set a timer to remind you to get up and move around every hour.

I set a timer for 50 minutes and work steadily at my desk. Then I either stand up and stretch for 10 or go take a mini-walk and get my water (and often hit the restroom). This keeps my energy up so I am productive. And I get in my steps for the day. - Submitted by FITJEDI 7/22/2010

My comment:
This has more than one benefit. YEARS ago (about 30 to be exact!) I was having lower back problems; going to a chiropractor for help. He suggested that I use one of the running watches that has a 'beep on the hour' feature and keep it on my desk at work. When it beeped, take a few minutes to stretch, bending and stretching to 'unlock' my spine. He also encouraged me to keep walking. He said walking strengthens the long muscles that run up and down the spine, holding it in alignment. It worked WONDERS!! And put him out of a job! On me at least!!

Have a WONDERFUL weekend SparkFriends, but don't forget to focus on your health!! Remember to think positive - your life is created not by what happens to you, but how you react/respond to what happens to you. Look for the GOOD in life and you'll be amazed at how much you will find!! Let's all have an ATTITUDE of GRATITUDE this week, ok?

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
LINDAKAY228 5/5/2013 5:15PM

    Thanks for the great tip! I try to move every hour also

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BROOKLYN_BORN 5/5/2013 12:40PM

    That's a wonderful tip. Recently, I heard prolonged sitting referred to as the "new smoking." Frequent movement throughout the day has many benefits.

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NSPIXIE 5/4/2013 8:17PM

    Good idea. I'm going to have to start doing this!


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  This is an excellent blog for motivation and I appreciate you taking the time to share all of this... emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MISSYGEEN 5/4/2013 5:30PM

    emoticon I often get up and walk around simply because I can't sit still for too long. Now I will add stretching to that. emoticon for sharing.

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DEBSZOO74 5/4/2013 4:18PM

    This really is a great tip! Thanks for sharing it with us! emoticon

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PEPPYPATTI 5/4/2013 3:01PM

    Thank you for sharing this! I just love your positive attitude! emoticon emoticon

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PEGGYO 5/4/2013 11:46AM

    thanks for sharing the tip

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GAILANN48 5/4/2013 10:49AM

    Many thanks for the tips you passed on! Have a great day yourself!
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:) Gail

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BOOKAPHILE 5/4/2013 10:45AM

    I don't get enough steps in if I don't consciously work at it. Thanks for the tip.

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DOTTIEJANE1 5/4/2013 10:28AM

    Great tip and story thaks for sharing .

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DWSCHUYLER 5/4/2013 8:50AM

    One of the great things about being a first grade teacher - little, if any desk time! Hated being at a desk all day in a former job!

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ELLENIRENE 5/4/2013 8:48AM

    thanks for the tip

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BUSYGRANNY5 5/4/2013 8:39AM

    Great tip and story!!! Keep on keeping on!!!

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