OVERCOMING DIGITAL-DEMENTIA AND HUNCHED-STILLNESS
MOVEMENT BREAKS TO RE-ENERGIZE, RE-STORE & RE-STRUCTURE
YOU CAN'T CHANGE "STILL-HUNCHED" WORK
BUT YOU CAN CHANGE THE RESPONSE
Putting movement into the workplace
Today's ergonomically designed work places (WURLDS), movement breaks or gym memberships are a "drop in our sedentary ocean". And so, at best,
they 're a band aid solution to the problem of our hunched-still damaging work environments.
The damage has already been done, caused by the sheer amount of time (24/7/365 from the age of 5) spent being "still-hunched" and by the fact that WURLDS and most gym-based strength training are all logically, 'outside-the-body-and-in' interventions...
...WHICH IS NOT HOW STRUCTURAL ENGINEERS DESIGN BUILDINGS.
Until the intervention addresses the inside of the body, in the same way, a falling-down building has its foundations strengthened not it's outside, symptoms will only be temporarily alleviated and over time might even get worse. After all, almost everyone has to work on computers and hand-held devices: period.
And so, let's use this technology responsibly and think broader about what we need to do and learn a truly effective response. We teach truly effective "inside-the-body-subtle-strength" and "outside-the-body-mobility" movement breaks: movement that occurs within the body. To:
... re-fresh and re-balance the body in the moment
... re-store and re-structure the body over time
... lift the body up making movement (sport, exercise and activity) easy
... take seconds to do, and require only the space that body is in.
It’s not like yoga, it’s not just exercise, it’s like you really have to think about everything you do but I always leave feeling amazing.
Nicolle Emond, HR
Pilates and no pain, it's a no brainer!
Paul Morrisey, Leading U.K. Osteopath
It's not just the cost of lost days at work...
- ... or the cost of new expensive economically designed office equipment
- ... or the cost of increased health insurance revenues
- ... or the cost of reduced productivity from inefficient bodies
- ... from workers more focussed on their back pain than their jobs,
- ... or from workers' building resentment that their still-hunched jobs are eroding their quality of life
- ... or the cost of lost business because of inefficient collapsed bodies misrepresent your company.
- It's the fact that it is so easy to do and makes you feel good
- ... is cost effective, in comparison to the more expensive ergonomic equipment
- ... is time effective, effective movement patterns that counter postural collapse taking literally seconds to do (once learnt)
- ... is actually effective, in that it is the only truly effective response to our "still-hunched" patterns
- ... and most obviously and more simply, is the right thing to do.
A win-win, and then win again and again and again as your competitors struggle in the mire of the postural collapse of their workers. Which is why
one testimonial was, "it's not that I have more energy, it's that I have tons more energy." The question is whether you want the same for your staff?
GIVING 'LIFE' TO YOUR STAFF & PRODUCTIVITY TO YOU BY COUNTERING "BEING-STILL-HUNCHING": A WIN-WIN
I really notice how my strongest runs of the week where I feel really good, are the day after our sessions.
Sarah Connors, Physiotherapist, Runner's World Magazine