Two Ways to Improve How You Bend and Pick Things Up
The Posture Police
by Lindsay Newitter
3d ago
Do you every feel like you’re shoulders get tight or you get a twinge in your lower back when you pick stuff up? In this week’s “Power Pause” video, I talk about: The most common advice people get for picking stuff (using your legs and sticking your butt out) Why this advice isn't wrong, but it often gets misapplied How to know which part of your butt to "stick out" so that you don't compress your lower back How to use your legs without overusing them and creating too much tension And also keep in mind that though these videos address specific activities, that thinking about your pos ..read more
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Manually Override Imposter Syndrome!
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by Lindsay Newitter
3d ago
You may be familiar with the term "Imposter Syndrome", which is a feeling of self-doubt and inadequacy, despite clear evidence to the contrary. "I'm not really qualified for this job." "Who am I to talk like I'm an expert on a topic I've known inside out for 20 years?" "I know my stuff, but I'm sure people will doubt my qualifications anyway." You may question these beliefs and logically know they're not true, but when you're speaking in groups or meetings, giving a talk, or being interview these thoughts feelings might creep up nonetheless... Or maybe you don't think these things, but you ..read more
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Improve Your Posture and Confidence for Women in Midlife
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by Lindsay Newitter
1M ago
If you'd like to work on your posture to help with your confidence when you communicate...as well as to help you sit better at your desk, walk with more poise, and egage in your daily activities with more ease and energy, check out Debbie Harbec's interview with me on The Midlife Momentum Podcast.  Debbie is a life coach for women over 40 who want to live healthier!  I had a lot of fun chatting with her and delving into this topic that is relevant to me and so many of my clients! In this podcast, we discuss specifically how my work can help women over 40 when they might... -- be m ..read more
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How NOT to Run Out of Air When You Speak
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by Lindsay Newitter
2M ago
A common issue I hear from clients on the topic of speaking is that they often feel like they are running out of air when they speak.  For some people, this happens only in higher-pressure situations, like if they're giving a talk in front of a group of people.  Other folks report that it's ingrained in their speaking habits and happens all the time. If either description sounds familiar to you, check out my Power Pause video today for three suggestions to help you breathe better when you're speaking. First thing to recognize is that you have to breathe (let air in) before you spe ..read more
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Tips for Talking with Less Neck Tension
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by Lindsay Newitter
4M ago
Are you ever tense when you talk?  This week’s Power Pause video breaks down a common posture challenge that comes up when people are interacting with others. Once you start to unpack your unconscious, automatic habits, you'll be on the road to feeling more comfortable, composed, and confident in all sorts of situations. Check out the video here for one tip that you can put into action today. If you’d like to learn more on this topic, click here to register for my FREE ONLINE WORKSHOP on Nov. 16, The 5 Biggest Mistakes Women Make When Trying to Be More Powerful and Confident ..read more
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Tips to Avoid Hunching when Loading Laundry
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by Lindsay Newitter
4M ago
Want to improve your posture, but do you always find yourself slouching even when you really need to be at your best and projecting confidence? What people sometimes don't realize is that it's the little things we do all day add up and affect those big moments.  The habits we develop during the minutiae of every-day impact overall posture -- for better or for worse -- and affect how you show up when it really counts. To improve posture in those moments when you want to feel composed and make a good impression, it's also important to look at how you're interacting with yourself ..read more
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Do You Suffer From Pajama Posture?
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by Lindsay Newitter
5M ago
I’ve heard people say that the pandemic ruined their posture because of the habits they developed working from home. Whether you’ve worked from home forever, just during the pandemic, or now you do hybrid work, you might have developed a habit of slouching on the couch in sweats with your laptop. So, today’s topic isn’t about how we sleep, it’s is what happens to your posture after you sleep and you get up…and you start work in your pajamas…and maybe you don’t have any meetings, so you stay in your pajamas all day. And my point here isn’t really about clothing.  It’s more like the attitud ..read more
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Better Posture for Photographers and Bird Watchers!
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by Lindsay Newitter
5M ago
I’ve recently re-taken up my old hobby of photography after of a hiatus of about 20 years and it’s definitely an adjustment to carry a camera with some weight to it…heavier than a iphone I mean! Whether you’re a professional photographer or hobbyist, you might experience some aches and pains in your back, neck, shoulders, or wrists…even if your camera isn’t as heavy as the one shown in this week’s Power Pause video. And even if you’re not a photographer or bird-watcher, you can still learn some valuable tips for how to maintain good posture and protect your back when holding something heavy! I ..read more
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Wear Your Backpack, Don't Let it Wear You
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by Lindsay Newitter
5M ago
The school year is underway and the backpacks are getting heavier! Whether you’re a student or a parent of one, or you carry a backpack to work, you might be feeling the pressure (literally) of all of the stuff you or your kids carry around. Check out this week’s Power Pause video for info on: The best way to wear your backpack to maintain good posture What I look for when choosing a backpack What types of backpacks to avoid Small adjustments you can make to keep your posture in check as you walk with your backpack. Interested in learning more? Check out my free online training, 1:1 ..read more
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Better Posture While You Drink from a Mug
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by Lindsay Newitter
6M ago
Hi there! Do you find that you hunch and slump when you have your morning coffee or tea? It’s generally not the look people are going for at the café or in the breakroom at work! In this week’s video, I demonstrate two things you can do to stand or sit taller when drinking a beverage. First we look at how to lift the mug without slouching Then I demonstrate how you can lower your head to sip a hot drink without getting stuck in a permanant slump. Interested in learning more? Check out my free online training, 1:1 sessions online and in person, and online group classes ..read more
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