We can offer different solutions to help your employees stay fit and healthy. Moving Stretch can help to reduce and avoid neck, shoulder and back pain, RSI and other problems caused by prolonged computer use and sitting.
Issues People Face at Work
While long hours at a computer are unavoidable in many jobs, it is important to help people avoid these common issues:
Neck and Shoulder Pain
RSI and Nerve Pain
Headaches and Fatigue
Stress and Low Mood
Addressing the Cause
Most of these issues stem from a combination of poor posture and immobility, which lead to lower blood circulation, weaker and tighter muscles, tight fascia (connective tissue) which holds us in poor posture, and lower energy levels which impact concentration.
Humans are designed to move in a wide variety of ways. This keeps the blood flowing, our muscles strong, posture aligned and even boosts our mood. Therefore replicating this (safely) in the workplace helps people to feel healthy and strong.
How Moving Stretch Helps
Moving Stretch is an instinctive way to stretch, easy to pick up and it works fast. Not only that but it leads to improved posture and gets people moving more, addressing two of the main causes of pain and fatigue in the workplace.
These are some of the benefits of Moving stretch:
Stronger and More Aligned Body
Boosts Energy and Mood
Moving Stretch Class Options
Here are some different ways we can help you at your company. If none of these suits, please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org we can see if we can arrange something suited to you.
A stretching workshop of 2-4 hours will teach your employees the basics of how to stretch as well as many stretches they can use at the office to stay healthy.
This is usually held at the workplace but a special venue can be arranged at extra cost.
Regular stretching classes will keep people on top of their mobility and stretching, leading to greater and greater improvements in posture. This is also a great way to reduce stress and boost mood on a regular basis.
You will need a separate room or area large enough for the participants to be able to spread their arms. Carpeted surfaces are preferable so that people can lie down, but not essential.
A talk on Moving Stretch and how to stay healthy in an office environment can provide larger numbers of people with strategies that they can use going forward. This can include stretches that people can do in a chair, to avoid the need for mats and a large amount of space per person.
Some Interesting Facts
Almost 31 million days of work were lost last year due to back, neck and muscle problems, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
The Work Foundation estimates that employees suffering from bone and joint pain cost the EU’s economies 240bn euros (£200bn) each year.
Prof Anthony Woolf of the Royal Cornwall Hospital says: “Around 30% of all disability in the UK is due to these [musculoskeltal] conditions”
Stretching and exercise dramatically reduces lower back pain in office workers, with better results than ergonomic improvements.
Having an musculoskeletal issue dramatically increases the likelihood of suffering from depression.
Stretching can help your memory, reduce your risk of Alzheimer’s and may even help you think more clearly. You may even be able to stretch yourself happy.
Stretching can reduce blood sugar in diabetic and pre-diabetic people (which is often useful for other sedentary people also).
Stress reduces blood flow, and stretching increases it.