HEALTHY COMPUTING EMAIL TIP 577: REMEMBER XX
Have you ever listened to world class tennis players as they compete? Do you hear the grunt when they hit the ball? World class athletes train themselves to exhale whenever they exert - regardless of the sport. During exhalation, we reduce the tension in our body and are able to perform the activity with less effort. Be a world class athlete and reduce the tension in your body when you REMEMBER XX.
HOW TO REMEMBER XX:
Obviously, XX stands for eXhale when eXerting --very useful mnemonic.
Practice exhaling during simple exertions such as:
--Sitting down and standing up
--Getting in a car or bus; exiting a vehicle
--Getting in or out of bed
--Lifting heavy files and boxes, a child, or pet
In addition, whenever to notice you are gasping for air, exhale and during the next inhalation allow your abdomen to expand.