Health Tip: Give yourself a pat on the back
Give yourself a pat on the back! Keeping those New Year's resolutions
is a difficult task, but according to Dr.
Bernard Davidson of Medical College of Georgia Health System tracking
your progress and giving yourself positive feedback can make all the difference.
Be prepared for setbacks, and evaluate yourself every few weeks to observe
your progress. Above all: don't compare yourself to others, and celebrate
your successes with family and friends!
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Beach Body Boot Camp - Tell us how you want it
Why swelter away in a boring gym when the Pacific Northwest offers so many fun, exciting ways to get and stay healthy? Recess and Oregon Surf Adventures offer a three-month, intensive swimsuit weather prep course that focuses on making you healthy from the inside out and getting you ready for a two-day surf camp in May.
What do we want from you?
We want your input into how the ideal swimsuit ready bootcamp would be for you. Take just a second to fill out a survey by clicking here. All who complete the survey will receive a coupon for one free admission to any Recess public class (good for one year).
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Healthy lifestyle D.I.Y. - Resolve to stretch at your desk
Sitting, standing and repetitive motion are a pain in the neck!
Is sitting at a desk all day killing you? Maybe not, but after a long day it's challenging to find the energy, time or motivation to work out. On the flip side, prolonged periods of physical inactivity and stress can complicate physiological issues like weight and quality sleep. Sitting also shortens certain muscles while over stretching others (e.g. piriformis, hip flexors) making you more susceptible to sciatica, low back pain, neck pain and headaches.
Back pain can have serious longer term consequences.
Back pain is a leading cause of absenteeism from work and can affect people's ability to interact with their families, children or carry out normal, daily functions. Intense pain leads some individuals to seek surgery in order to ease the pain. Yet after all of the cost and lost time from back surgery, research suggests that surgical procedures are no more effective than non-operative alternatives in treating pain.
Stretches you can do at your desk
Strengthening the muscles that support and upright posture and stretch
those muscles that are hunched, contracted and compromised during the
workday. This month's healthy lifestyle D.I.Y. gives you a series of stretches
you can do at your desk. Click here
to download a .pdf file with eight upper body stretches from our exercise
and stretching in the workplace series.. Add a daily Outlook reminder
to your calendar as a way to remember to take 5 minutes to do these stretches
before your breaks and at lunch.
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