Big effort for big weights

Reducing Effort for More Ease at Your Computer

By Brandee Selck | August 17, 2021 | 0 Comments

(This is Part 6 of the Repetitive Strain Series) In the last two posts (here and here), I talked about postural habits that contribute to repetitive strain injury (RSI). Now let’s look at another behavioral habit that puts you at risk for RSI: excess effort. Almost everyone uses more muscular effort than necessary, not only… Read more about Reducing Effort for More Ease at Your Computer

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Improve Your Hand “Posture” for More Ease at the Computer

By Brandee Selck | July 22, 2021 | 0 Comments

(This is Part 5 of the Repetitive Strain Series) In the last post I talked about a key behavioral habit that contributes to repetitive strain injury (RSI): poor posture. I walked you through finding skeletal support using the four points of your feet and sit bones so that sitting is easier and more comfortable. Before… Read more about Improve Your Hand “Posture” for More Ease at the Computer

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4 Simple Points to Sit Comfortably

By Brandee Selck | June 25, 2021 | 0 Comments

(This is Part 4 of the Repetitive Strain Series) In the last post, I challenged some common assumptions about good posture. This time I’ll give you practical ways to find greater support when sitting. This support is essential to avoid strain in your hands and arms at the computer, as well as discomfort in your… Read more about 4 Simple Points to Sit Comfortably

Re-Evaluating Good Sitting Posture for Happier Hands and Arms

By Brandee Selck | May 21, 2021 | 0 Comments

(This is Part 3 of the Repetitive Strain Series) In the last post, I talked about three habits that make you vulnerable to repetitive strain injuries (RSI). In this post, I’ll delve deeper into posture, the first of these habits. What Is Good Posture? As you experienced when you lifted your phone (experiment in previous… Read more about Re-Evaluating Good Sitting Posture for Happier Hands and Arms

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3 Habits that Make You Vulnerable to Repetitive Strain Injury

By Brandee Selck | April 23, 2021 | 0 Comments

(This is Part 2 of the Repetitive Strain Series) In Part 1 of this series, I talked about what repetitive strain injury (RSI) is and why you should know about it. In this article, we’ll look at three habits that contribute to RSI. How Do You Prevent Repetitive Strain Injury? If I asked, “What is… Read more about 3 Habits that Make You Vulnerable to Repetitive Strain Injury

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What You Need to Know About Repetitive Strain and How to Prevent It

By Brandee Selck | March 26, 2021 | 0 Comments

Repetitive Strain Injury Series — Part 1 If you spend time on a computer, tablet or smart phone, you’ve likely felt complaints from your neck and shoulders, or discomfort in your hands, wrists or arms. Or maybe you like to cook, knit, garden or do other activities that involve repetitive movements. I’ve written this series… Read more about What You Need to Know About Repetitive Strain and How to Prevent It

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A Surprising Approach to Preventing Falls

By Brandee Selck | February 22, 2021 | 0 Comments

The Downward Cycle of “Safety” As the decades pass, we accumulate habits, incur injuries, undergo surgeries and, of course, experience changes from aging. This means as we get older, we tend to be less nimble, experience diminished balance and become more prone to falling. Understandably, we begin avoiding activities that don’t feel as safe or… Read more about A Surprising Approach to Preventing Falls

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Free Your Neck with This 5-Minute Miracle

By Brandee Selck | January 22, 2021 | 0 Comments

Could You Use a 5-Minute Miracle? Several years ago, I substitute taught an aerobics class. During the class I incorporated a short bit of Feldenkrais®. One woman, let’s call her Ellen, experienced such incredible improvement in her ability to turn that she began attending my weekly Awareness Through MovementTM class. One day Ellen asked me,… Read more about Free Your Neck with This 5-Minute Miracle

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How Will You Say Goodbye to 2020?

By Brandee Selck | December 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

A Year Filled with Fear and Challenge 2020 has been unlike any other year in our lifetimes. Almost all aspects of society have been upended in ways unimaginable just a year before. While some people’s lives haven’t changed much, others have had to work longer and harder under incredibly demanding circumstances. Tens of millions are… Read more about How Will You Say Goodbye to 2020?

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Ground, Sound, Breathe Your Way to Less Stress and More Ease

By Brandee Selck | November 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

As we enter month 10 of the COVID pandemic as well as the holidays, it seemed like the perfect time to repost this article I wrote a few years ago. Hit the Pause Button for Just 1 Minute I want to share with you an easy yet powerful practice I picked up while attending a… Read more about Ground, Sound, Breathe Your Way to Less Stress and More Ease