Off topic: Exercises for us (those who work on computers) :-)
Thread poster: RHELLER
RHELLER
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Mar 9, 2004

My shoulder has been really bothering me so my friend, the yoga instructor, sent me this website address:

http://www.computerfit.com/ch2part2.html

Staying Healthy in a Computer-based Workforce by Randall Helm, P.T.

one humorous example:

Smile breaks
A final way to decrease stress and improve muscle relaxation is to simply take a smile break. It sounds simple and a bit goofy, but it works. If you are feeling glum, miserable, depressed, tired, angry, or just frazzled, try this simple exercise. Stand up, relax your shoulders, take a couple of deep breaths and then smile. Not just any smile, but one that goes from ear to ear, makes your eyebrows rise and your ears hurt. Now hold this for at least 30 seconds. If someone sees you doing this then it will serve a double purpose because they will probably smile as well.


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Monika Coulson  Identity Verified
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Extremely helpful indeed Mar 9, 2004

Thank you Rita for sharing with us.
This is such a helpful site. Great exercises! Thank you again.
Monika


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Sara Freitas
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Just what I needed! Mar 9, 2004

This is great, Rita.
Now, just breathe in...breathe out...

Thanks!
sara


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Henk Peelen  Identity Verified
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get addicted to coffee Mar 9, 2004

another "great" one.
Get (or stay) addicted to coffee and plague yourself by using the smallest coffee bowl you can find. Now your mind drives you automatically twice per hour towards your coffee-maker!

So, RSI-problem solved!!

.... or exchanged for another one, perhaps??


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Evert DELOOF-SYS  Identity Verified
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Sure about 'smile break' Mar 9, 2004

Rita Heller wrote:

Smile breaks
A final way to decrease stress and improve muscle relaxation is to simply take a smile break. It sounds simple and a bit goofy, but it works. If you are feeling glum, miserable, depressed, tired, angry, or just frazzled, try this simple exercise. Stand up, relax your shoulders, take a couple of deep breaths and then smile. Not just any smile, but one that goes from ear to ear, makes your eyebrows rise and your ears hurt. Now hold this for at least 30 seconds. If someone sees you doing this then it will serve a double purpose because they will probably smile as well.


Are you sure we should call this a 'smile break'? The person who saw me doing this didn't simply smile, she bursted out in laughter


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DGK T-I  Identity Verified
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Thanks Rita ~ Mar 9, 2004


what more can I say
Giuli~


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NancyLynn
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lol Henk Mar 9, 2004

Henk Peelen wrote:

another "great" one.
Get (or stay) addicted to coffee and plague yourself by using the smallest coffee bowl you can find. Now your mind drives you automatically twice per hour towards your coffee-maker!


Put the coffee=maker on another floor, at the opposite end of the house - who needs the gym?
Nancy


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NancyLynn
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Thanks, Rita, very timely Mar 9, 2004

Thanks, Rita, I imagine all forum-readers will be taking a gander at this article.
I've been seeing the chiro thrice weekly since my return from Europe. My shoulders, lower back and sciatica gave grave concern whilst merely walking about Barcelona (not exactly hiking the Laurentians, mind you), and I'm only 37. The chiro has noted a dramatic increase in computer-related repetitive injury.
Fortunately, working at home, we can take vaccuum-and-mop breaks Only when not too busy 8)
Have a great day, all
Nancy


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PB Trans

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Great site! Mar 9, 2004

Thank you, Rita.

[Edited at 2004-03-29 04:13]


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PB Trans

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Hi Nancy! Mar 9, 2004

NancyLynn wrote:

Fortunately, working at home, we can take vaccuum... breaks


From "carpal" to "carpet", eh?


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Thank you very much :-). Mar 9, 2004

Thank you. Just what I needed (except from a two-hour back massage, of course).

Thank you,

Mar


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RHELLER
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took the words out of my mouth :-) Mar 9, 2004

"Just what I needed (except from a two-hour back massage, of course"

Mar, that's what I keep telling my husband!

(how about 15 minutes?)


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Patricia Baldwin
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Smiling here.....:)))Endorphin Revolution!!! Mar 9, 2004

Thank you Rita, Madam Endorphin!!!!


I am a yoga fan and breathing/smiling/stretching do miracles to foster good moods, health and stamina.

There´s another secret and easy tip:
laughing

Every other day, preferrably at home, stand in front of a mirror and...laugh,yes...laugh! giggling, peals of laughter whatever...if your feel resitances
at first...ignore them! Just force yourelf to laugh 60 seconds in all...

Afterwards,deep breathing and smiles throughout the day...

You will be awakening your endorphins (happiness/satisfaction brain hormones)

Thank you Rita,
Patricia
: ))


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RHELLER
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did you know? Mar 9, 2004

that there are laughing clubs in India?

I saw a film about it:
Laughing Club of India

www.mirabaifilms.com/filmstop_2.html - 8k


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