It is often challenging to find a proper time and location to perform a stretching routine during the workday. We are pleased to offer a MineFit solution to the this challenge with Mini-Break-Minutes (MBM’s). Workers can embrace the MBM as a sitting break or a standing activity, depending on how it best compliments the daily rigors of their job.
When you can’t get up and about to do your standing stretch and warm-up, or if you are in the middle of a task during the workday, perform your MBM's to improve focus, increase circulation, keep muscles and joints healthy, and sustain the mind and body.
This week we present the second MBM: Overhead Breathing
MBM2: Raise your arms over your head and extend your fingertips, splaying your hands as far apart as you can, then turn Right and Left 4x each side, taking a big breath on each turn.
Why?: This move opens your ribcage to get more air into your lungs. It helps relieve neck and upper back pain, and improves blood flow to the arms and the brain.
Remember: Performing an action which reverses daily worksite repetitive movement patterns reduces chronic pain and injury, and is statistically proven to improve overall worker productivity. Set an alarm for every two hours of your work shift to perform this MBM.