Counteract the Effects of Sitting with these Simple Exercises for a Sedentary Lifestyle
“A majority of us have seen our routines and daily movement patterns uprooted over this last year by the global pandemic. Like it or not, we are spending a significant amount of time within the cozy confines of our own homes. Those of us working from home are commuting to a chair in the next room. Instead of walking across the office to ask a colleague a question, we are interacting on a screen. As we’ve all seen from mail and shipping delays, more of us are now doing our shopping and errands online. And let’s not forget all the happy hours or book group meetings moved to a Zoom format. What does this all add up to? We are moving our bodies less and sitting a lot more.”Elaine Economou
The answer is to move more. With simple modifications to your daily routine, you can offset the effects of too much sitting in your lifestyle. Try the 10-minute routine in the video above with 9 exercises perfect for maintaining movement throughout your spine. These exercises can be done all at once, or one or two throughout the day. Be sure to read the full blog over on Sixty and Me to learn even more strategies.
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About Elaine Economou
Elaine Economou helps people move with ease, strength, and joy. Her passion is empowering people to understand their unique bodies to build strength, and do more of what they love. As co-founder of MOVE Wellness®, Elaine leads a global movement community of clients in high-caliber, in-studio, and interactive livestream training.
Find all of Elaine’s Sixty and Me blogs on her author page.