Tips for Tuesday

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:

healthy swaps

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:

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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

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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
  • NECK

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.

  • BACK

Try to hold a position slightly in front of your hips so that your lower back muscles are engaged.

  • SHOULDER

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.

Posture isn’t just important when sitting or standing, it is a critical part of exercising as well! Make sure you follow these 4 steps below to improve your running posture to avoid injuries.

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