Ep #16 What to do when STUDY or WORK is a Pain in the Neck?
Be Fit 2 Sit Podcast
by Physio Kym Siddons
2y ago
In episode #16 of Be Fit 2 Sit Podcast, Physio Kym Siddons talks about What to do when STUDY or WORK is a Pain in the Neck… or maybe your back or your shoulders. With so many students busy studying, or workers trying to finish off a tonne of work before the Christmas break, many are feeling the strain in their minds and bodies. In this episode, Kym looks at a variety of ways you can help yourself feel and function better, relieving strain, drain and pain, along with boosting your concentration and improving your posture. Sometimes it’s counter-intuitive: like activating muscles instead of str ..read more
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Ep #15 The Ultimate Motivator- Movement!
Be Fit 2 Sit Podcast
by Physio Kym Siddons
3y ago
Are you struggling to feel MOTIVATED? Many of us have lots of study and work to do, yet are finding it difficult to stay motivated and focussed to put in our best effort or do our best work. In Ep #15 of the ‘Be Fit 2 Sit Podcast’, Physio Kym Siddons explores how MOVEMENT can be the easiest, cheapest and healthiest motivating tool for us to use! So listen in and hear about how movment can increase our positive outlook and mood how movement can increase release of important hormones to help us focus, improve memory and concentration How movement can increase our brainpower how different type o ..read more
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Episode 14 Think you have ‘Bad Posture’? Here’s Help
Be Fit 2 Sit Podcast
by Physio Kym Siddons
3y ago
If you think you have ‘Bad Posture’ then be encouraged! In episode 14 of ‘Be Fit 2 Sit Podcast’, Physio Kym Siddons celebrates World Physiotherapy Day, along with ‘Women’s Health Week’ by addressing a concern so many women ask her for help with… ‘Poor Posture’. So Kym talks about how it’s never too late to improve your postural alignment, your spinal flexibility and strength- you you can feel confident, more capable and reduce strain in your back and neck. Now that’s worth celebrating! Common concerns people have about their posture are – rounded shoulders – a slouched back – an increased ‘hum ..read more
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Episode 13 Moving is FUN with Dale Sidebottom
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by Physio Kym Siddons
3y ago
Moving is FUN and benefits us in a myriad of ways! Special guest, Dale Sidebottom from ‘Energetic Education’ and ‘Jugar Life’ shares his insights and ideas on how we can encourage ourselves, our family and community members to engage in PLAY to improve our mental and physical health. Dale shares his journey from PE teacher to international presenter, and how he’s discovered that using play and games helps him build positive connections and relationships with students and workers quickly and autherntically, so they can engage, learn and move well. Dale’s found that ‘Play-based mindfulness’ is a ..read more
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Episode 12 Energy boosting, Strain relieving Exercise breaks for Working & Learning from home
Be Fit 2 Sit Podcast
by Physio Kym Siddons
3y ago
Listen into Episode 12 of the Be Fit 2 Sit Podcast for quick & easy Energy boosting & strain relieving exercise breaks to keep you healthy while working & learning from home. So many stiff, sore and sluggish bodies limped into see me in the clinic after last lockdown… Workers and Students who had been thrust into a more sedentary lifestyle by having their daily movement restricted greatly. More time on the couch and moving from room to room rather than out and about resulted in physical and mental health issues. Their ranged from feeling tight and tense in areas like their back, ne ..read more
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Episode 11 Thriving in a Screen Intensive World with Dr Liz Kirk
Be Fit 2 Sit Podcast
by Physio Kym Siddons
3y ago
Episode 11 of the ‘Be Fit 2 Sit Podcast’ hosts our first guest, Dr Elizabeth (Liz) Kirk. Liz has done loads of groundbreaking research in workstation Ergonomics and is the founder of ‘Beyond Ergo’. Physio Kym  and Liz discuss ways you can you can thrive in our screen intensive world… In particular, how Personal Protective Behaviours- ‘PPB’s’ are just as important as PPE (personal Protective Equipment) when it comes to feeling and functioning your best at your desk, and beyond! This applies to developing healthy and meaningful PPB’s when using screens and different workstations, so they re ..read more
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Be Fit 2 Sit Podcast Episode 10 Healthy Habits at your Desk
Be Fit 2 Sit Podcast
by Physio Kym Siddons
3y ago
In Episode 10 of ‘Be Fit 2 Sit podcast’ Physio Kym Siddons shares how you can develop healthy habits at your desk… That will help you feel great, function at your best and achieve your health goals! Listen in to grab ideas that will inspire you to Move a little more, often Remind yourself to keep moving Setup your desk to reduce strain Change up your posture to lessen stiffness & soreness Simple stretches you can do anywhere, anytime Targeted exercises to improve your core strength and resist gravity … all while you’re sitting! There’s also a FREE Video that demonstrates the 4 best exerc ..read more
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Be Fit 2 Sit Podcast Ep 9 Students are suffering from Sitting- the Stats
Be Fit 2 Sit Podcast
by Physio Kym Siddons
3y ago
When I go into classrooms to talk to kids about moving more, healthy postures & desk setup I am often amazed. Firstly, because I didn’t think kid as young as 8 & 9 years would tell me how much their neck, shoulders and backs hurt when they’re gaming or using their iphones/ ipads. Secondly, kids astound me by how interested they are in knowing more about their bodies! So many students enjoy the opportunity to feel the difference between a ‘hunched’ posture and ‘healthy’ postures. They love finding fun ways to move more that resonate with what they enjoy. … and one student’s parent even ..read more
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Be Fit 2 Sit Podcast Ep8 Desk Setup Sabotage?
Be Fit 2 Sit Podcast
by Physio Kym Siddons
3y ago
Is your desk setup sabotaging your health? If you’re feeling stiff and sore, tight and tense and continually lacking energy at your desk… Listen to Episode 8 of ‘Be Fit 2 Sit’ Podcast, as Physio Kym Siddons shares insights into some aspects of your desk setup that might be stopping you feeling great while you work. How your workstation is setup, including furniture and accessories, along with how you position yourself and move within that work environment to fulfil your work tasks, is what the term ‘Ergonomics’ is referring to. An ‘Ergonomically friendly’ work environment is supposed to help y ..read more
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Be Fit 2 Sit Podcast Ep7 Reducing Neck & Shoulder Soreness
Be Fit 2 Sit Podcast
by Physio Kym Siddons
3y ago
If you feel tightness or tension in your neck, shoulders or upper back at your desk, then Episode 7 of the ‘Be Fit 2 Sit’ podcast is especially for you! Physio Kym Siddons shares some tips that help reduce soreness and stiffness in your neck, upper back and shoulders by easing load on our muscles and joints through better posture and positioning stretching in targeted ways switching on pain-relieving muscles adjusting your ergonomic setup She dives into quick and easy posture tips PLUS some exercises you can do at your desk, in meetings or in the car. Join Physio Kym in a FREE 5 day ‘Be Fit ..read more
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