Sunday, December 31, 2017

My Awesome (For Me!) New Year's Resolution

So What's Your Resolution for 2018?

What better time to start a new resolution? Over two and a half years go I felt something not so good going on in my lower back. Hoping to take the easy fix, and truth be told to avoid the dreaded MRI, I made my way to lots of massage and physical therapy appointments. But, alas, ended up having major back surgery, then blood clots, followed by the same back surgery due to complications. Who would have guessed? I had a crazy long recovery that meant I had to abandon my blog and writing for a couple years. 


I'm now back to my desk and what I love. But I'm finding one more problem. This excited person is sitting at the computer too long. And all of the news I've been seeing indicates that sitting too long anywhere is detrimental to health. Oops!

My Resolution

Now to my resolution. I've downloaded a new app called Break Reminder. When I turn this app on it reminds me every 25 minutes to take a break. The break consists of five minutes. But if you get back earlier you just need to hit I'm back and it will start your 25 minutes again. If you prefer different times set, that is extremely easy to change. When my 25 minutes sitting time is up and I have a five-minute break I usually go up and down stairs or other activity that requires more than standing, but even standing is helpful.

Yesterday when I was choosing an app I tried to look at reviews and pick something very simple since that was all I needed. But the best thing is for you to pick an app that works for your needs. Just move! And remember the importance of not sitting for long periods.

Make The Leap To Have A New And Better Year
Happy New Year - May the Coming Year Be Full Of Joy!


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