Saturday, October 3, 2015

Feldenkrais® to improve your Standing!

A standing woman


Greetings health enthusiast!

With the summer season over and the sun setting earlier, if you have found yourself now working extra hours at the office, and your neck or back aches, as well as discovered other maladies that are manifesting from the accumulation of sitting at your office desk for too long, you may find the article, The Price we pay for sitting too much - New formulas for how long we should spend sitting and standing in a workday, which originally appeared this week in the September 29, 2015 issue of the Wall Street Journal, a helpful read.  You can find this interesting article at the following link.:


http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-price-we-pay-for-sitting-too-much-1443462015



An increasing number of studies have found that regular exercise doesn’t reduce the risks that come with sedentary behavior, such as sitting.


New research is helping medical experts devise formulas for how long you, as a typical office worker, should spend sitting and standing.



The article elaborates on how studies have found that sedentary behavior, including sitting for extended periods, increases the risk for developing dozens of chronic conditions, from cancer and diabetes to cardiovascular disease and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.  At the same time the article advises against standing in one place for too long.


Although there are no absolutes, every one of us being unique, the article states that, in general,
for every half-hour working in an office, people should sit for 20 minutes, stand for eight minutes and then move around and stretch for two minutes.


The article
makes the case that standing, in the appropriate amounts, is actually good for you.  Even office workers, who may actually be athletes or avid exercisers, but who are relatively sedentary or who sit too much are advised to periodically stand, to take a “standing break”.


If you currently find it uncomfortable to stand, then I am the man for you!



As an Injury Rehab Therapist, I have a background as a Certified Feldenkrais® Practitioner, enabling me to work with you who is experiencing musculoskeletal or orthopedic issues, for instance, if you are having difficulty to perform the “action” of standing, whether it be due to balance or vertigo issues, or back or other joint pain.


Please allow me to guide your body through different ways of learning how to feel comfortable while standing.



I give you the sensory motor experience to be able to stand, sit, or move freely, effortlessly, pleasantly, without strain or discomfort. Say 'Hello' to relaxing, and 'Goodbye' to stiffness and pain!"



Please call me at tel. 310-395-1952 to schedule an appointment for your first step for returning to vitality as nature intended it to be.



It’ll be one of
the best and easiest decisions you can make this week!


To your wonderful health!


James


Guan Yin Acupuncture & Feldenkrais® Center
Dr. Lin Cheng Speer, LAc, OMD, PhD
James Speer, Injury Rehab Therapist
Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner®
1003 Wilshire Blvd. Suites #203, #208
Santa Monica, CA 90401
tel. 310-395-1952
www.drlinspeer.com

www.feldenkraisjamesspeer.com
"Health Is All that Matters!"



"If you’re in pain, or your body aches, I give you the sensory motor experience to be able to move freely, effortlessly, pleasantly, without strain or discomfort. Say 'Hello' to relaxing, and 'Goodbye' to stiffness and pain!”


For a video of me demonstrating the wonderful "'2-Minute Feldenkrais® Miracle' to Free Up Your Stiff Neck", go to:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9p7_XPK6lM


James Speer    James Speer's photo.

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