4 Tips for Snow Shoveling

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snow shovel

My husband flew out Tuesday to attend a conference he goes to every year the week after Thanksgiving.

And right on schedule, as soon as he was safely far away, it snowed Wednesday night. And we’re predicted to have 2-4 inches on Saturday. Bruce comes home Sunday evening.

It’s a running joke between Bruce and me that whenever he goes to this conference it snows here in the Twin Cities.

And I’m left holding the shovel. Literally. Continue reading “4 Tips for Snow Shoveling”

Neck Tension and the Hokey Pokey

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woman about to eat some food on a stick

As a kid I loved doing the Hokey Pokey.

If you come from an English-speaking country you’re probably familiar with the participation dance and its distinctive tune and lyrics.

The Hokey Pokey’s great—if you’re doing the Hokey Pokey dance.

The problem is you might be doing bits of the Hokey Pokey all day long without even realizing it. And your body is suffering for it.

Let me explain. Continue reading “Neck Tension and the Hokey Pokey”

Sitting Series 5: Be One with Your Chair

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man rounded forward and working at computer

The problem with using the back of your chair is that you start with good intentions—of leaving your back resting against the back of the chair—then before you know it, your attention has literally pulled you forward in the direction of…

  • your computer as you work on your document
  • the juicy novel you’re engrossed in
  • the steering wheel as you drive in rush hour
  • the friend you’re talking to across the table at lunch

You end up with a situation where your lower back is against the back of the chair and you’ve curled forward from the waist, head and neck leading, toward the object of your attention.

Sort of nut shaped.

Over time, that nut shape puts a lot of stress on your neck and back. Continue reading “Sitting Series 5: Be One with Your Chair”