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12/3/13 8:19 A

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Also, it might be worth trying to adjust your work area so that your work is at eye level and you don't need to hunch as much. Either raising your bench/desk or lowering you chair would work.



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12/3/13 7:55 A

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The previous poster has given you some great suggestions. I agree that taking short stretch breaks at work (if possible) can help prevent some of the tightness and soreness that you're experiencing. Here's an article you might also find helpful:



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12/3/13 4:34 A

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Cat stretch pose.
Neck rotations.
Shoulder lifts.
Shoulder rotations.
Putting your arms in front of you and then rounding your back outwards away from them, then doing the same only backwards.

As for work. I work at a desk at a computer all day, so I make sure to get up and walk around for a couple of minutes every now and again, it helps immensely.

Good luck on getting back into the groove!



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I'm trying to get back into a workout routine while I'm slowly recovering from bronchiolitis(makes it harder to breathe, especially with exertion). I was doing shorter, less intense workouts just to keep myself moving in someway. Feeling better now, I tried to do a longer, more intense workout, keeping it low impact and trying not to bounce around like I was used to doing. I didn't expect to finish the workout(didn't) but it wasn't all because of my breathing issue. The muscles in my upper back/shoulders(right between the shoulder blades, below the neck...kinda like the area you almost can't scratch yourself) got really tense and sore and it hurt to move them. I would stop to catch my breathe now and then but my back didn't seem to improve.
Long story short, I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions for stretches I could do for that area? I know a huge part of the problem is my job. I spend a good part of my day hunched over a desk building some assembly for hours on end.
So any help would be appreciated! Thanks!



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