RE: Chin up, you

Subject: RE: Chin up, you
From: "Combs, Richard" <richard -dot- combs -at- Polycom -dot- com>
To: "McLauchlan, Kevin" <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 22 Feb 2010 15:52:58 -0700

McLauchlan, Kevin wrote:

> On the assumption that the working lives (at least) of most
> involve a LOT of sitting and reading, and sitting and writing, I am
> reminded to exhort everybody to save your necks - and other body parts
- by
> paying special attention to posture as you work.

Excellent and timely advice. I just got back from grabbing three aspirin
for the pain in my neck.

Hmm, maybe not so timely. Why didn't you send this _hours_ ago? ;-)

The problem with most of your eminently sensible recommendations is
sticking to them. At least, that's the problem I have.

Here's another suggestion that's helped me some (and would help more if
I did it daily instead of when I think about it): shoulder shrugs. Hold
a pair of dumbbells in your hands, which are hanging down by your sides.
Now slowly raise your shoulders as high as you can and then slowly lower
them. Repeat 10-15 times per set, depending on dumbbell weight and your
capacity. Do several sets.

> And have some dark chocolate. Just because. :-)

Hey, it's full of anti-oxidants, which will help counter the
inflammation -- it's a health food!

Richard G. Combs
Senior Technical Writer
Polycom, Inc.
richardDOTcombs AT polycomDOTcom
rgcombs AT gmailDOTcom


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