The Advocate Capital Inc. Wellness Committee kicked off the first Lunch & Learn series on Tuesday, June 21 with an introduction to desk yoga. Fitness Professional Susan McDonald lead employees through a series of easy yoga poses she developed for people to do at their desks.
Susan stated, "Desk yoga is something I advocate for all my students — and myself, for that matter. We all spend so much of our time in seated, rounded forward positions, and we now know that sitting like this for prolonged periods can adversely affect posture, breathing, circulation, hip mobility, heart health, and even brain function, among other things."
Along with seated stretches and breathing exercises, Susan’s ‘Take 5 Yoga Break’ included standing stretches using desks, chairs, and walls as props requiring no special skill or prior yoga experience. Click the links below for some important health information and two workouts:
This first event was well received by all participants and we highly recommend trying it within your office.
Vice President, Business Development
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