It’s almost the end of January, and most of us have already given up on the resolutions we made as 2013 rolled in. But making some changes to your lifestyle and habits could save you a bucketload on physio or chiro bills, not to mention headache pills – and improve your productivity.
Sit less, move around more. At the office, make a point of getting up and talking to people instead of sending an email or picking up the phone. Try a standing desk or implement a policy where only standing meetings are allowed. I’ve been experimenting with reading books while using my Voltaren ball – it certainly helps .
Lighten the handbag. Women are like hermit crabs, carrying our lives with us wherever we go. Have you conducted a handbag audit lately? Is every item you keep in your bag absolutely necessary?
Sit up straight. Your mother was right: hunching over a laptop is bad for you. This is one of my biggest faults; I’d be claiming a lot less from Discovery if I just improved my posture.
Wear flat shoes more often. This is sacrilege to a lot of women I know, but high heels throw your spine out of alignment and set you up for years of chronic pain.