We asked our resident Physical Therapist, Dr. Steve Young, for his top tips for small changes you can make every day to have a big impact on your life/health/routine.
He recommends the following:
Try these tips for an overall better experience:
- Take a 5-minute break every 45 minutes. It takes 20 minutes to mentally get into “the work zone.” Taking a break every 45 minutes will give you more focused time. While you are up, be sure to drink water and stretch. A good stretch Dr. Young recommends is to lunge onto your chair and reach up with both arms while arching your back. You can also walk around, do jumping jacks or get a snack. Just move your body away from your computer.
- Position the top of your screen so that it’s level with your eyes.
- Practice chin retractions (make a double chin) to align your neck and spine.
- Get a backrest for your office chair and use it!
- Use an app like f.lux to take out the blue light from the screen at night so you can sleep better.
Who is this Steve guy anyways?
With over 15+ years in experience in the healthcare and fitness field, Dr. Steve Young serves as the Director of Fitness and Physical Therapy for Body Solutions in Eagle Plaza in Voorhees New Jersey. Dr. Young coordinates the physical therapy, personal training, medical massage, performance training, and nutritional consultation services. Dr. Young’s efforts for the past eight years have been directed towards developing a comprehensive and effective physical therapy treatment plan and a fitness training plan based on scientific and medical evidence. Thousands of research articles later, Dr. Young has developed a unique approach of a combination of precise nutritional strategies along with correct exercises, and careful hands on techniques to maximize recovery after an acute or nagging injury / pain. This precise approach allows patients to experience complete recovery while improving their health. Dr. Young has also pioneered MetMax MovementsTM , the most effective AND safest workout approach available.
When not working and trying to change the world, Dr. Young likes to spend time with his family, play an occasional XBOX game, work out, read research, and go out for fine dining. He’s looking for a job as a food critic for fine restaurants if you know anyone hiring. : )