This movie can be a pain in your… WRIST!: An exercise inspired by “Social Network”

Social Network is the chronicle of the founding of Facebook, the social-networking Web site.

  • CARPAL TUNNEL – Whether you are typing your newest status on Facebook, tweeting like crazy, or maybe even getting some actual work done, let’s face it, all of us in the city spend A LOT of time using our wrists and fingers. Because of this, carpal tunnel can be a problem especially for today’s office worker. Do your wrists a favor by remembering these simple tips to both treat and help prevent carpal tunnel syndrome.

1.     Pay attention to the motions your hands and wrists are forced to make on a repetitive and daily basis. Make sure you take regular breaks from these repetitive motions.

2.     If you type most of the day, stop periodically and make a tight fist, then fan out your fingers to stretch the muscles.

3.     You may also want to try squeezing a stress ball or making a fist and turning it in circles to both strengthen and stretch the forearm muscles. (MaxWell Medical is currently giving out popcorn shaped stress balls, specifically for the Oscars at each office.)

You may not be the next Mark Zuckerberg but, “Blackberry thumb” is far more common then you’d think. Try out these tips to relieve and minimize the effects of carpal tunnel. While watching the Oscars this year, MaxWell Medical wants to help you TEXT FASTER.

 Each day this week we will feature an Oscar nominated film and its corresponding stretch/exercise. Stay tuned to see what movies will motivate you to DO MORE.

Movies that make you Move!

Well the Academy awards are finally here! Which as we all know means red carpets, over the top performances, unexpected upsets and…therapeutic stretching and exercise? Okay, so maybe this is all a bit of a stretch (no pun intended).

Many today feel that going to the movies simply means sitting back, relaxing, grabbing a huge bucket of butter laden popcorn, and enjoying the show. But not us! Sure there’s nothing wrong with those things, but MaxWell has Oscars on the brain! And that means that the ever diligent staff at MaxWell Medical, whose goal is to always increase your health and wellness, has been inspired by this year’s nominees for Best Picture to help you out of your seat, move around, and also stay active.

How you may ask? Well this week, once per day, we will be posting a best picture inspired exercise/stretch that you can do almost anywhere, even in the office or at home. Don’t panic though, we promise they are quick and easy to do, and you will feel great afterwards.

So with that in mind the Nominees for Best Picture that we based an exercise on are!…

1.      The Social Network
2.      Black Swan
3.      127 Hours
4.      The Kings Speech
5.      The Fighter

Now keep in mind these techniques may not make you laugh or cry like that all time favorite movie of yours.  But at the end of the day spending a few extra minutes on exercises like these will help you stay healthy, and feel your best. And at MaxWell we feel there is no Award better than that.