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Posture for Engineers

by Marylou Lenhart

Published August 22, 2015 in Health

Who cares about posture?

We do! (Or we should!) Those of us who work on computers daily may or may not realize the potential detriment to our health that is caused by sitting in the same position for long periods of time.

But standing desks!

Well, that is a good start, but our posture can still be affected negatively if we are standing all day (or if we do not have good standing posture).

What do we do about it?

Nerd out about posture! We can learn about the muscles that are weakened and those that are over-used during our everyday jobs, and what each of those muscles do for us when they are working properly. No need to learn all the names, but you can if you want. Anatomy is pretty cool. The most important thing is to understand what our bodies are capable of.

So what will this talk teach me?

At the end of this workshop you will: * Feel more confident about moving your body during the day. * Learn some yoga poses if you did not know them already. * Know at least a few exercises to do regularly that will help improve posture. * Know what each position will do for you. * Have tried something fun ^_^ * Be smiling!

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