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The Dangers of Sedentary Work

by LaptopMD Posted January 19, 2016 in Newsletter

Today, it’s rare to find a job that keeps you moving. With all of the sedentary jobs out there, it’s no wonder that more and more workers are experiencing the negative health effects that come with little to no exercise throughout the day.

The Dangers of Sedentary Work

At LaptopMD, we’re more than just a laptop and electronic device repair company; we care about your health and we want to share some tips on how you can stay healthy even with a sedentary job.
Issues Associated With Sedentary Work and How to Combat Them

1. Head and Neck

Numbness in the head and neck is a common side effect of sitting for extended periods. Sitting for a long time can also put stress on the vessels of the brain, a problem that can lead to serious detrimental health effects. Not only this, but sitting causes fluid to accumulate within the legs. During the night, this same fluid can flow into the neck, causing breathing issues.

In order to facilitate healthy blood flow throughout the body, it’s necessary to get up and walk around at least once per hour throughout the day. Simple exercises can help as well. One such exercise is to stand, tilt your chin toward your chest, and roll your head to the right and then to the left, and repeat.

2. Back and Intestines

The small of the back and the spine endure a lot of stress when you’re in a sitting position for a prolonged period of time. In fact, approximately 40 percent of individuals who suffer from back conditions have sustained them due to sitting at a desk. Additional studies have shown that extensive sitting increases a person’s risk of developing breast, uterine, and bowel cancer as well.

Along with getting up and walking around for a few minutes every hour, performing a spinal twist exercise in your chair can be incredibly helpful. To do the exercise, sit in your chair sideways and grip the chair’s top with both of your hands. Pull your body toward the back of the chair and then repeat with the other side.

3. Legs and Hips

Spider and varicose veins are another issue that is quite common among those with sedentary jobs. Swelling of the legs can also occur, which can lead to additional problems as well. Extended sitting can also take its toll on your hips, weakening them and even occasionally leading to permanent pain and atrophy of the muscles.

There are a couple of ways in which you can ensure that you’re taking care of your hips and legs while at work. Along with taking a break and walking once every hour during the work day, you can perform the following exercise. While sitting, put your feet on the floor and roll your feet toward the inside until you feel tightness on the exterior of your feet. Hold the position and then rotate your foot the other way.

In Summation

We hope that these strategies and exercises will help you to maintain a healthy lifestyle while at work.

strategies and exercises

And don’t forget; if you’re ever in need of some device repair, we at LaptopMD are here to help!

Happy New Year!

by LaptopMD Posted December 31, 2015 in Newsletter

Happy New Year, LaptopMD readers! We are grateful that you are ringing in the New Year with us and have stayed with us over the past years.
Happy New Year from LaptopMD

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Merry Christmas!

by LaptopMD Posted December 24, 2015 in Newsletter

This holiday season, from the LaptopMD family to yours, we would like to wish our wonderful customers Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas with special thanks and appreciation for your continued support throughout the years.

Merry Christmas from LaptopMD

Without customers like you, we wouldn’t be where we are today and we are truly grateful to be able to serve each and every one of our customers.

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Free Connection or Danger for Free?

by LaptopMD Posted November 18, 2015 in Newsletter

LaptopMD wants to wish every military veteran a Happy Veteran’s Day this year. This is the day that everyone celebrates your service to the country.

Being Safety Conscious on Public WiFi

However, protecting the public isn’t always an easy or obvious job. It’s a downright difficult job sometimes!

Being Safety Conscious on Public WiFi

In fact, there are people who can strip away your personal information in a matter of seconds when you improperly access WiFi. To help veterans and everyone in the nation with their personal data protection, take a look at these tips to keep you safe at all times.

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by LaptopMD Posted October 30, 2015 in Newsletter

Everyone at LaptopMD would like to sincerely wish you a Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween

Halloween is one of the best holidays of the year. It combines three cool themes- spooky costumes, frightening ghost stories and our favorite- candy! In this post, we’ll share some examples of why we love Halloween and what makes it such a unique and fun celebration. There’s a lot of different ways to enjoy Halloween, and these are some of our top picks.

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