rolling laptop bag reduces back pain

Rolling Laptop Bags Reduces Backpain

rolling laptop bag reduces back pain

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So many of our clients complain about back pain – and after a few minutes of asking questions about their habits – we quickly identify one of the major culprits – the way they are carrying their bags.

A few tips to keep your back healthy:

Create balance – Don’t carry all your bags on one side of your body.   Carry a bag in each hand to keep the weight evenly distributed and prevent muscle spasms and imbalances causing chronic problems.

Use a back pack – Carrying a back pack keeps the weight closer to your core which places less stress on your body.  It also ensures even distribution of the weight – as long as you use both straps.

Use a rolling laptop bag – A rolling laptop bag keeps the weight off your body entirely.

It’s easy to find a stylish laptop bag.  There are many options on-line at sites like ebags.com, officemax.com, amazon.com and more.  You can also visit your local Office Max or Staples.  Below are some of the stylish laptop bags we’ve found.

Rolling Laptop Bags With Detachable Tote

These are a great if you want versatility. You are able to quickly detach the wheels and have a stylish tote.

Rolling Laptop Duffle Bag Style

A duffle bag style of a laptop bag is a great option if you want to have more flexibility with the organization inside the bag. This style of bag will allow you to insert bulkier items such as a lunch bag, a small purse, etc.

Rolling Laptop Bags With Filing Organization

This laptop bag has many pockets and slots. If you’re looking for an organized space for everything. This is the style of laptop bag for you.

Backpack Rolling Laptop Bags

Maybe you are looking for something more casual and prefer a backpack look. This style of laptop bag is a great option allowing you the convenience of a backpack without the stress on the back.

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Benefits of Magnesium

Benefits of Magnesium

Benefits of Magnesium

If you’re experiencing stress and aches and pains – magnesium just might be the mineral you are looking for.  Not only does magnesium offer many health benefits, you can utilize it in many ways.  Magnesium is found in many delicious foods, you can soak in epsom salt baths, or you can take supplements.

Benefits of Magnesium

  •  Magnesium helps with calcium absorption and Vitamin D absorption
  • Reduces the risk of diabetes
  • Helps with the health of muscles and nervous system
  • Reduces PMS symptoms

Symptoms of Magnesium Deficiency

  •  Achy muscles
  • Anxiety
  • Fatigue
  • Sleep disorders
  • Irritability
  • Insomnia
  • Low blood pressure

Eat It

There are many foods to incorporate into your diet to increase your magnesium.

  • Dark chocolate
  • Dark leafy greens
  • Nuts
  • Seeds
  • Fish
  • Bananas
  • Beans
  • Yogurt

Soak In It

Soaking in epsom salts is a great option to draw toxins out of the body, soothe the nervous system, reduce muscle aches and pain from magnesium deficiency or exercise, and reduce stress.  Have fun with it!  Add essential oils for more benefits or for aroma.

Supplement With It

Of course, there’s always the option to take a daily magnesium supplement.  Speak with your doctor about the appropriate dosage for you.

 

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Foam Rolling For Pain Reduction

Several years ago, one of our clients raved about the difference foam rolling was making for her leg pain.  We tried it out and have been hooked ever since.  Below are some instructional pictures and videos by bodybuilding.com we thought you’d find helpful.

Reduce Calf Pain (Great For Ladies Wearing High Heels)

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Hip, Leg and Back Pain Reduction From Sitting

This is a great exercise to reduce tension in the piriformis.  When this muscle is tight, it presses on the nerve and causes pain to radiate down the leg and into the back.

hip pain reduction stretch exercise
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Upper Back/Shoulder Blade Tension Reduction

This foam rolling technique will reduce the tension you feel between your shoulder blades which contributes to neck and shoulder tension.

upper back shoulder blade tension exercise stretch
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These are just a few exercises you can do to help keep your body tension and pain free.  There are several more exercises and instruction videos available on bodybuilding.com.

 

 

Of course another great option for stress and tension reduction is to have one of our therapists provide chair massage at your office.  Ask your HR department or wellness team to call us for a quote.

Best Sleep Position

We are often asked by our clients the best position for sleep.  We found an article written by Jonathan FitzGordon, In this article, the author explains the best positions for sleep.

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  1. Sleeping on your stomach is the worst sleeping position.  It compresses the back.
  2. On the side with one leg hiked higher than the other.  This is also not an ideal sleeping position.  It twists and torques the pelvis.
  3. Sleeping on the back with both legs straight and without a pillow is a good sleeping position.
  4. Sleeping on your side with hips stacked is also a great sleeping position.

There you have it if you are looking for the best sleeping position – choose on your back or side sleeping with hips stacked.