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HEALTHY COMPUTING EMAIL TIP 535: PICK THE FLOWERS

Have you forgotten to move while working at the computer? Do you feel the need to loosen up? Do yourself a favor and let go of the static muscle tension when you PICK THE FLOWERS.

How to PICK THE FLOWERS:

Push back the chair and stand up. Imagine that you are standing the middle of tall bushes and plants all in bloom. Reach up and bend down to pick the flowers. Pick enough to make a bouquet. Then imagine giving this bouquet to a friend or co-worker which evokes in them a smile or appreciation. Sit down and go back to work.

Repeat this or other movement many times during the day to reduce static tension and increase movement.

 

 

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