Patients and regular readers know that my favorite supplement is exercise — the list of benefits keeps growing all the time. A common complaint I hear is that it’s hard to find the time to work out. Yes, we all have those busy days. That’s why I often recommend burst training (such as the Sprint-8 plan) as a very time-efficient form of exercise — a great workout in 20 minutes, 2-3 times per week.
When it comes to therapeutic exercise for postural rehab or back or neck pain, I recommend the idea of “micro-breaks” at work: taking 15-30 seconds at regular intervals throughout the day for a bit of stretching to counteract the physical stressors we put on our bodies. Here’s a fabulous web site that takes it a step further (besides, “micro” is so 20th century):