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Oh My Aching Back? Could It Be Social Media?

Oh my aching back: what is social media doing to us? Ok, I’m the first to admit that I love Facebook, am warming up to Twitter and am intrigued with Pinterest. How many times have you jumped on the computer to check out who’s birthday it is, what new recipe has been posted, who “likes” your new picture, what’s the best quote of the day and what new precious animal video has been posted? The next thing you know, an hour has flown by……..or two! If you are at work doing this, you feel naughty, if you are at home doing this, you feel lazy –especially if it’s noon and you’re still in your jammies!

But, we have to keep up with the technology, right? How do we stay “cool” with our kids if we don’t know the latest social media tool? If all of our colleagues are talking about it, we have to fit in. If we have a business, it’s a must! So here we are fighting another battle of will power. Isn’t it enough to resist the box of chocolate in the cupboard, the third cup of coffee and the ______ glass of wine?

Ok, but this is reality! We have to limit the additional time we sit on our booties, my friends! 15 minutes, 30 minutes, 60 minutes – multiply it by 365 days and then think about the lack of calorie expenditure! Yikes! Many people have become very sedentary as a result of all the new technology. So, the first step is to be aware of it. The second step is to put a time limit on your computer activity. Use a timer if you have to! And don’t forget to Love your back. A good chair is a must; watch your posture and get up and stretch every so often! An injured back creates a domino effect of health problems, and you don’t want to go down that road! I have to go get off my bum now! Have a great week and move!!!!

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