The changes we have experienced over the last few months have been some of the most challenging in our lifetimes. As a community we were rocked by the bushfires of summer 2019/2020 and now the impacts of coronavirus has meant we’ve had to adapt the way we interact socially and for many occupationally.
Many of you have needed to work from home or have kept kids home from school to comply with social distancing recommendations. While you may be managing physically with these changes for now, the more weeks we spend in modified working postures can have an undesirable impact on our muscles and joints.
Even if you’re not, I’d like to share with you some proactive tips to ensure you are keeping your musculoskeletal system happy ☺
When we spend too long in any one position, our ligaments and muscles can strain from being stretched in different directions. Over time and repeated poor postures can mean these tissues lose the ability to recoil to their natural resting state.
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