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6 Tips for a Healthier, Happier, Saner Commute

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If you commute to work or school, in a car no less, you already know (firsthand) why sitting in a car after sitting at a desk all day isn’t doing you any favors.

From tight hip flexors to back and neck strain to unintended weight gain, hoping behind the wheel to commute to and from your desk job definitely carries it’s share of negative health woes. Luckily, you can have a happier, healthier commute by following these simple tips…

1. Mind Your Posture

Mom used to nag you to, “sit up straight” for good reason. However, with no sight of dear mom during your long-sitting commute to and from the office, someone has to be on back preserving duty.

Thankfully, we get some expert tips on sitting from Amy Fiske, an NSCA-certified personal trainer, who recommends keeping the back straight by drawing you navel up and in while you lift through the crown of the head (just like in yoga class). You may lose momentum, but  you can relax and repeat as you drive. Also, with your hands on the steering wheel, pull back through the shoulders like you’re holding an egg between your shoulder blades, and hold for 10 seconds.

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