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20 Life Hacks for a Healthier You: Life Hack #2: Shoulder Gators

Do your shoulders feel tight after a long day at the office? Does your work require you to sit in front of a computer for extended periods, causing discomfort in your upper body? If you answered yes to any of these, then you should consider incorporating 'Shoulder Gators' into your daily routine. This 40-second exercise is a game-changer for shoulder health and overall posture.

Life Hack #2: Shoulder Gators - A Simple Exercise with Amazing Benefits

Why Should You Do Shoulder Gators?

Shoulder Gators is a simple exercise that anyone can do, regardless of their fitness level. It has many benefits, including:

Alleviating Rotator Cuff Issues: The rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons that stabilize the shoulder. These muscles can easily become strained or injured, especially if your work or activities require repetitive movements. Shoulder Gators exercise helps in strengthening these muscles, reducing the risk of injuries and pain.

Reducing General Shoulder Pain: If you experience constant shoulder discomfort, this exercise can provide relief by promoting mobility and flexibility in your shoulder joints.

Countering Computer Posture: Shoulder Gators is an excellent exercise to correct 'computer posture.' By this, we mean the hunched-over, rounded-shoulder position that comes from spending too much time sitting in front of a screen. This exercise helps in opening up your chest and realigning your spine, promoting better posture and reducing the likelihood of back and neck pain.

Adding Shoulder Gators into your daily routine can have lasting positive effects on your health and well-being. It only takes a few seconds, but the benefits are worth far more.

For a comprehensive guide on how to perform this exercise correctly, watch this video. Follow along and start your journey to a healthier you today!

If you would like more advice or treatment for a shoulder issue, then please email us at, and one of our osteopaths will get back to you with the best advice.

Stay tuned for more life-changing hacks in our next edition!

The ReachHealth Team


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