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Why should you do stretching exercises at your desk? To prevent sitting disease!

Did you know that the average American spends about 55% of their waking hours every day sitting??? 

This adds up to almost 8 hours everyday sitting, and this finding is on the low end, with other studiesthat many people are sedentary (ie: not moving) for 12 or more hourseveryday. WOWZERS!!

So what does this all this sitting mean for your health?

Remember how we talked about how Sitting is the New Smoking ie: how all that time parked in a chair is not only wreaking havoc on your derriere, but also your health? Well unfortunately, it’s true and it even has its own name: SITTING DISEASE!  “The growing body of research on sitting disease has found a strong correlation between long periods of sitting and elevated risk of illness or injury.” YIKES!!!…..like what you might be asking yourself???? 

It turns out that sitting for so long everyday puts someone at a higher risk for:

  • weight gain (especially around the midsection where it poses a higher...
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What drives me to do what I do? Learn more in this Podcast episode!

I am excited to share that I was recently featured as a Stand Out Expert on the Stand Out Be You Podcast! Take a listen to learn more about my journey as an entrepreneur and how I became interested in helping people integrate the tools of Yoga into their workday.

Yoga is such a powerful way to help you move, stretch, breathe to boost your energy, lower your stress levels and increase your focus for more productivity. And Im excited to share these tools with you!

Are you here on Maui? Learn more about my different in person Workplace Wellness services HERE .

Want to learn how to take Yoga Breaks at your desk? Check out the Yoga at My Desk Online Course  or join the Yoga at My Desk Tribe on FaceBook HERE.

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FREE Workshop: Deep Breaths for Less Stress on Saturday April 13th

Deep, slow breathing is one of the most powerful tools we have for lowering our stress levels! In fact,  the American Institute of Stress,  considers it to the most effective way to bring our stress down. However, it is one that we often forget about and take for granted since it happens without us having to think about it.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Join me for this interactive and informative free workshop that will teach you powerful and effective breathing techniques to leave you feeling energized, calm and less stressed.
 
Learn about:
  • how we breathe
  • how it effects your nervous system
  • several breathing techniques that you can do anytime, anywhere to lower your stress levels
  • how to use the breath to quiet and focus your mind
 
DATE: Saturday April 13th
TIME: 10-11am
LOCATION: HMSA Neighborhood Center (beside Target in Kahului)
COST: FREE!
 
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Are your neck and shoulders sore and tight from sitting for long hours?

Try this 10 minute "Yoga at My Desk" video to relieve this tension, help you sit taller, and give you a boost of energy and focus right at your desk!