News flash – people sit far too long. This sedentary lifestyle leads to imbalances, postural issues, injuries, weight gain, death…sorry, getting carried away.

The purpose of this quick piece isn’t to discuss all that is wrong with sitting. It’s more to show you a couple tips to help combat the evils of poor posture. If getting a stand up desk at work isn’t an option (look into it with your HR department), then make sure you get some movement scheduled into your busy day. You don’t have to leave the office for an hour to drive to the local gym to get your workout in. In fact, you don’t even have to leave your office. 5-10 minutes of stretches and movement can go a long way if you stay consistent with it.

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My desk at home

Dr. Jenn Reiner put a clip together to showing you four movements to improve your posture and reduce neck, shoulder, and upper back pain.

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About Doug
Doug Balzarini, CSCS, MMA-CC, is the owner of DB Strength, which provides fitness training, education, and resources. He is also the strength and conditioning coach for Alliance MMA where he works with UFC Champion Dominick Cruz, Bellator Champion Michael Chandler, Phil Davis, Brandon Vera, Travis Browne, Ross Pearson, Alexander Gustafsson, and more. Prior to starting his own business, Doug worked at Fitness Quest 10 as a personal trainer, strength coach, and Operations Director for Todd Durkin Enterprises (TDE).

He has completed some graduate work in Biomechanics at SDSU and has obtained multiple certifications including ACE, NSCA-CSCS, MMA-CC, TFW Level 1, TRX instructor training, RIP training, EFI Gravity instructor training, LIFT Sandbag Certification, and FMS training. He has produced his 2 DVD projects on strength training for combat athletes, appeared in many fitness videos and articles, and was a coach on “The Ultimate Fighter” FOX TV show in 2012.

For more information please visit www.dbstrength.com.