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Ask Dr. T: Office Mobility Tips?

“Dr. T,

I sit at a desk all day. I don’t want to, but it is a part of my life. I try to get up, move around, and take extra trips to the water cooler, but it is not enough.

Between my commute and the office, I’m sitting for the majority of my day. By the time I get into the gym and start moving, I spend the first half of my workout just getting loose so I do not hurt myself.

Unfortunately, hurting myself seems to be happening more than I would like. Recently my back has been inflamed and I am constantly foam rolling with no positive results.

Is there something I can do in my office to help with all the sitting so I can work out and not get injured?

— Jared (San Diego, CA)


I wish you knew how many people echo this exact sentiment in my office daily.

The corporate landscape is a minefield for health and longevity. If it is not the food in the break room, slamming energy drinks to stay awake, or the 8+ hours of sitting, the cubicle feels like a constant uphill battle.

All is not lost though. The changes can be small so that you can gradually build them into a full routine. Movement and breathing are the essential pieces to overcoming the office culture. Even when there is no way out, you always have the ability to breathe through your diaphragm and develop a better posture and core stability.

Do not let Corporate America hold you down. Prioritizing your health will help you eliminate pain, increase mental clarity, and make you more productive.


Before you start your car in the morning, you can get a jump on your daily movement plan. Starting your day with a morning routine specific to eliminating low back pain will turn the rest of you day in to a corrective exercise. The Low Back Fix morning routine incorporates proper breathing, mobility, and movements specific to eliminating lower back pain. Overcome the pitfalls of your cubicle cage and start today.

To gain instant access to The Low Back Fix morning routine, click the link below.

Thanks for reading!


Anders Varner

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