Wellness would like to come to your work environment and offer you an opportunity to "get fit while you sit." For some, the workday doesn't afford many opportunities to move about. This inactivity can contribute to lower fitness levels and lead to work-related injuries. For those interested in possibly preventing these problems, we will be offering three in-office group workshops: Desktop Yoga, Strength and Stretch at Your Desk, and Ergonomics 101.
Desktop Yoga with Tona Schenck
Y ou may not be able to change the things that stress you out, but yoga stretching and breathing can help you change how you respond to those stressors. Taking a few moments to stretch and relax at your desk reduces fatigue and tension and can dramatically ease your workday stress levels. You can learn simple yoga techniques that include stretching, mindful breathing and even a short excursion into a relaxed state that give relief to body and mind when you need it most! Desktop Yoga can benefit anyone!
Strength and Stretch at Your Desk with Jeremy Spencer, Fitness Coordinator
Many of us struggle to manage all we must do each day and cringe at the thought of adding yet another expectation. However, most of us also know the importance of moving our bodies for our health and wellbeing. Taking short exercise breaks (5min) throughout your workday can make you more productive and more fit. Short exercise breaks may also make you less likely to suffer work-related overuse injuries and relieve the stress of the day. We'll teach you simple exercises using your body weight and resestance bands to create an effective office space workout.
Ergonomics 101 with Missy Smock, Wellness Director
Don't wait for the pain to set in, prevent it. Ergonomics 101 will teach you how to create "neutral posture" in regard to your keyboard, monitor, chair and surrounding work environment. Neutral posture allows you to minimize muscular fatigue and assists with decreasing risk for injury. Take away some simple ideas on how to create a user-friendly workspace that has the potential to be pain free! Keyboards are designed to perform thousands of key-strokes without rest - humans are not. Learn how to coexist.
If you and your co-workers are interested in any of these in-office sessions, please let us know. You can contact us via email at email@example.com or by phone at 309-556-3334 to set up an appointment. We will need a minimum of three participants for Yoga and Strength and Stretch. Ergonomics 101 can be done in groups or individually. We are very excited to offer you this new service and hope you'll take advantage of it!