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Sitting at a screen for too long? Here are 3 Pilates exercises to alleviate neck pain that work.

It’s an all too common scenario. As you tap or swipe away, absorbed in what you are doing, you begin to slouch, your upper back starts to hunch, and the head leans forward to meet your screen. Ultimately, slouching creates a shift in your centre of gravity which then creates knock-on effects like those above, that will eventually result in pain or discomfort.

Humans were designed to be upright, mostly moving. When we sit for long periods of time muscles that normally hold us upright first weaken, then tighten. For every inch that your head travels forward from your centre of gravity, you add an extra 10 pounds of force on your neck. The muscles at the back of your neck start to lengthen and have to work over-time to hold your head up, while the muscles in the front of your neck go AWOL. The same applies from prolonged sitting and inactivity to the muscles around your back and core.

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When a weak muscle is forced to work beyond its capacity, it will tighten and become subject to stress and strain.

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Sitting at a screen for too long? Here are 3 Pilates exercises to alleviate neck pain that work.

To use the buses and the famous MRT, you must acquire the EZ-link card. This rechargeable and the magnetic card are simple to use. It also allows you to pay in certain businesses, for example, McDonald’s restaurants. Public transport unfortunately only works until midnight. We often take a taxi. It is also much cheaper than in Europe. However, we must make sure that we know the main routes quickly because improvised detours can be an Asian specialty! Apart from these few cents more, taxis are a safe bet because the meters in Singapore are very strictly controlled by the authorities. Drivers can also become interesting cultural relays. The university is very large and many subjects are taught there. The course system is similar to that of the United States. Each module is made up of “readings” ( continue reading thislectures in an amphitheater; around 150 people) and “tutorials” (practical work in small groups; around 25 students). The modules are generally quite heavy, that is to say, that the amount of personal work is high; the average is 3 to 4 modules per semester. The modules are well structured and excellent quality course materials are provided. The internal IT system allows you to exchange, download and consult numerous documents wherever you are. Classes can be quite technical in the sense that they call for knowledge and the application of specialized mathematical concepts. The pace of the courses is high, and care must be taken not to be late because it is difficult to catch up.

It’s an all too common scenario. As you tap or swipe away, absorbed in what you are doing, you begin to slouch, your upper back starts to hunch, and the head leans forward to meet your screen. Ultimately, slouching creates a shift in your centre of gravity which then creates knock-on effects like those above, that will eventually result in pain or discomfort.

Humans were designed to be upright, mostly moving. When we sit for long periods of time muscles that normally hold us upright first weaken, then tighten. For every inch that your head travels forward from your centre of gravity, you add an extra 10 pounds of force on your neck. The muscles at the back of your neck start to lengthen and have to work over-time to hold your head up, while the muscles in the front of your neck go AWOL. The same applies from prolonged sitting and inactivity to the muscles around your back and core.


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