Are you suffering?
Soooo many people have brought this up this week - lower back pain, tight, uncomfortable backs, necks and shoulders...
So here are my top tips:
*STAND UP - I don't like traditional chair. I am standing as I type this.
* MOVE & STRETCH WHILE STANDING - Right now I have one foot on a stool - my knee is dropped away from my midline (so the foot is on its outer side), so I stretch, move, bend the leg I'm standing on a bit, fiddle and feel my 'sitting area', hips, and more.
* RAISE YOUR LAPTOP - I've been asked 'how do you do it' when people see me via Zoom - I'm always standing - with my camera at eye level. Simple: stack boxes/ books and plonk your laptop on top.
* SET AN ALARM TO DO ARM WINDMILLS. Every 45 mins is ideal. Set a recurring alarm. Stop what you're doing when it goes off, wiggle, jump, wave your arms around, sing!
We're moving so much less. No more walking to the coffee machine/ meeting room/ canteen/ out for lunch/ to and from work.
Be kind to yourself. And stand, don't sit - make that your default.
I created S.H.E.Strategy - an online programme - because I see too many brilliant women lose out. Things like a promotion, raise or job/ project that they really really want, it's also about. But that's not all. This is also about financial dignity. I don't want women to lose out. I want women to make life decisions knowing what it means - for life.
Be kind and courteous. No hate speech. No ALL CAPS. Keep it clean, kind and inclusive. We're all in this together!