We thought a few tips on how to make those small changes that can be a big help to your day would improve your Tuesday.
“Take care of your Body. It’s the only place you have to live in.” -Unknown
When doing about your daily life there are some Healthy Swaps that you can make, not just physically but mentally as well:
Here at the University of Lincoln, we aim to offer staff and students a range of activities on campus to help with wellbeing and fitness. On a Tuesday there is:
Laughter Yoga at UoL Sports Centre, 1:15pm – 1:45pm
Zen Meditation at Witham House, 1:15pm
Aarti Hindu Prayer at Witham House, 7pm
Mental Health Gardening at Witham House, 10am – 5pm
Student Wellbeing Drop In Sessions, 12pm – 2pm
Academic Writing Support at UoL Library, 12pm – 1pm
Maths and Statistics Help at UoL Library, 1pm – 4pm
Being healthy can also be quick and simple. So simple we created some healthy living do’s and don’ts for you to follow:
THE SEATED DESK
We understand that not everyone can have an active job. Very few people can stand for a full workday or wheel a standing desk into their office.
Did you know that bad posture can lead to four of the most common pain areas becoming inflamed?
1. 33% Wrist 2. 38% Shoulder 3. 53% Neck 4. 63% Lower Back
If you would like to know some of the 7 weird ways that your posture can affect your body click here. While some people will be able to change their work stations, but if you’re stuck with an old-fashioned desk you can still do your best to make sitting less damaging to your body!
HOW TO HELP RELIEVE PAIN POINTS
Position screen to match natural gaze height, this will reduce to chances of putting the top of your spine under added pressure .
- ELBOW & WRIST
Make sure your desk is positioned to allow elbows and wrists to hover at a natural height.
Try to hold a position slightly in front of your hips so that your lower back muscles are engaged.
Tuck in shoulders to prevent hunching or over extending your muscles.
- HIP, KNEES, ANKLES
Making sure your feet comfortably rest on the ground and finding a comfortable chair while maintaining a good posture on all of the above body parts will diminish any soreness.