(Fit) Exercise for us who sits a lot...

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Musicvid wrote on 2/12/2019, 9:47 AM

Parallel discussion of Monitor Viewing Conditions and Visual Stamina.

2004, from the legacy SCS forum (not updated).

 

karma17 wrote on 2/22/2019, 11:15 PM

I guess lifting 12 ounces of Red Bull doesn't count?

 

Musicvid wrote on 2/24/2019, 8:22 PM

Yes it does. For about 40 minutes.

set wrote on 11/20/2019, 4:27 PM

Staying Fit in the Editing Room by Sascha Engel

 

Some markers:

02:10 - his equipments

02:51 - "You are not made for sitting all day, but you are made for movement"

04:35 - some clips of his exercises (no detailed instructions on how-to) - so be careful if you are a beginner!

"The secret is not how much you do in the beginning, but how consistent you are"

set wrote on 3/14/2020, 5:34 PM

FEAR: How to Protect Your Mental Health From the Infection Far Worse Than COVID-19

https://optimizeyourself.me/protecting-your-mental-health-from-covid-19/

 

It's been crazy this week, since I have been following this craziness from my social groups..., but hope this info helps you, where ever you are.

Stay fit..., stay Healthy..., do regular hand washing, be clean..., if you are sick, stay at home! Try not to panic.

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public/myth-busters

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public

set wrote on 4/15/2020, 6:25 PM

https://www.videomaker.com/article/c01/19016-sit-less-and-get-more-done-with-these-health-tips-for-video-editors

 

Musicvid wrote on 4/17/2020, 9:32 PM

The reason a lot of mature adults "sits a lot" is a result of back injury, often accompanied by sciatica (shooting pain down backs of legs, numbness, loss of feeling in toes.) Of course, sitting for long periods is exactly the wrong thing to do. Without lots of walking and stepping, it can lead to stenosis, which is no fun as we get older.

Here are exercises provided by my wonderful D.O. at Kaiser.

"Sciatica: Exercises
Introduction
Here are some examples of typical rehabilitation exercises for your condition. Start each exercise slowly. Ease off the exercise if you start to have pain.
Your doctor or physical therapist will tell you when you can start these exercises and which ones will work best for you.
When you are not being active, find a comfortable position for rest. Some people are comfortable on the floor or a medium-firm bed with a small pillow under their head and another under their knees. Some people prefer to lie on their side with a pillow between their knees. Don't stay in one position for too long.
Take short walks (10 to 20 minutes) every 2 to 3 hours. Avoid slopes, hills, and stairs until you feel better. Walk only distances you can manage without pain, especially leg pain.
How to do the exercises
Back stretches

1. Get down on your hands and knees on the floor.
2. Relax your head and allow it to droop. Round your back up toward the ceiling until you feel a nice stretch in your upper, middle, and lower back. Hold this stretch for as long as it feels comfortable, or about 15 to 30 seconds.
3. Return to the starting position with a flat back while you are on your hands and knees.
4. Let your back sway by pressing your stomach toward the floor. Lift your buttocks toward the ceiling.
5. Hold this position for 15 to 30 seconds.
6. Repeat 2 to 4 times.

Follow-up care is a key part of your treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor if you are having problems. It's also a good idea to know your test results and keep a list of the medicines you take."

set wrote on 4/18/2020, 3:31 AM

Back stretches

1. Get down on your hands and knees on the floor.
2. Relax your head and allow it to droop. Round your back up toward the ceiling until you feel a nice stretch in your upper, middle, and lower back. Hold this stretch for as long as it feels comfortable, or about 15 to 30 seconds.
3. Return to the starting position with a flat back while you are on your hands and knees.
4. Let your back sway by pressing your stomach toward the floor. Lift your buttocks toward the ceiling.
5. Hold this position for 15 to 30 seconds.
6. Repeat 2 to 4 times.

 

Feels similar to a Cat & Cow Yoga Pose to me...

vkmast wrote on 4/18/2020, 4:08 AM

Thanks @set, keep 'em coming. *Back stretching while social distancing*

set wrote on 4/18/2020, 5:45 AM

Sure... will try... so far I learn from many practices... the most important is just keep your body moving, do twisting, but don't give 'sudden 'surprise' movement'... feel your body, feel yourself, know your limit.

For those who needs Yoga - my elder brother share his sequence for his students during this 'time', but it is taught in Indonesian language: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLl0PmCk4wTdxbinPQ6B_dPIpMR1YYdRx3

Some 'key-point' translations:

"Satu, Dua, Tiga, Empat, Lima" = "One, Two, Three, Four, Five"

"Tarik nafas" = "Inhale" ; "Buang nafas" = "exhale"

In Yoga, do breathing only through nose, not via mouth, do it slowly, keep flowing, and not holding a breath.

 

The March 25th video in that playlist is Yoga Asthanga half primary series simple level, where the movement sequence are always the same for every session. Feel free to find other sources suitable in your own language if you need to. Hope helps 🙏.

 

I (or we) are all currently in 'Survival Mode' and it's not a good 'timing' to 'push myself' now on those physical exercises or long running distance training. Even my July's Marathon event has also officially cancelled following many other events.

set wrote on 5/5/2020, 9:28 AM

Just found this blog from Garmin, sharing about physical & mentally thing to do in this uncertain times:

https://www.garmin.com/en-US/blog/general/taking-care-of-your-physical-and-mental-health-in-uncertain-times/

And I guess it's OK to share it here as well... of course depends on the availability of equipment you have in your places.

 

 

Personally just trying keeping it up, and don't forget to stretch your fingers as well that probably you are spending more time using keyboard & mouse:

https://www.instagram.com/p/B_cZCI-BNef/

*Was posted for a challenge purposes.

Hope helps!

set wrote on 10/11/2020, 6:19 PM

Instead of doing some exercises or do moving regularly after sometimes, ergonomic of computing (especially when you are working on laptop) may help too.

Here in different topic: https://www.vegascreativesoftware.info/us/forum/fit-laptop-ergonomic--124472/

Hope helps!