Thursday, April 19, 2007

Work stress at the computer? Try Qigong!

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If you are under stress at work, biology wants you to get on your feet, to yell around, to fight or to flee. But if you are an office worker, you must obey the needs of a device called computer. It forces you to sit, to stare at the screen until your neck aches and to submit your shoulders to the needs of the keyboard. This is extremely unhealthy, to put it mildly.

But now, Swedish researchers have found a solution from China: Qigong. This method of movement discipline can reduce stress significantly, as has been measured by the outputs of the sympathetic nervous system. And even more, it also reduces low-back pain. - (Picture by Ben Romberg @ Flickr)

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