Many are the people who perform physical activity in the comfort of their home, as Vitónica points out. If you are not one of them, a simple and accessible way to start is to start physical stretching routines.
The following exercise routine will help you combat the discomfort your body presents from remote work, and also to get practice in case you want to do more physically demanding exercises.
Stretching routine poses
The following stretching routine is made up of four basic postures that stimulate different muscles and stimulations throughout your body. The objective of these positions is increase the flexibility and mobility of your body through continuous practice.
These are exercises that can easily done within your free time, but you can also run them between your work periods in front of the PC or laptop so that you stretch out after spending a long time in the same position.
Pincer or half pincer pose
This is a partial inversion pose that helps lengthen your back muscles. She supposes a flexion of our hips from the standing position as we we relieve the column of the pressure it suffers in its usual position.
We must be aware of our physical limits so that we avoid hurting ourselves or getting frustrated.
Downward facing dog pose
This is one of the best known postures in the world of yoga. It is a partial inversion position where the head is at the same height as the feet, and that helps us elongate the spine and stretch the muscles of the posterior chain.
The key to this posture is to direct the tailbone upward while pushing the ground with our hands as we imagine our spine lengthening.
Half pigeon pose
The most important thing in this pose is to make sure your hips are parallel to the ground, so it is preferable that we have good hip mobility previously acquired. The leg that is stretched back remains activated and with its muscles tensioned.
Sun salutation posture
The sun salutation posture consists of a sequence of 7 different postures that are repeated around 12 steps. With this position we manage to mobilize our back and our joints.
Perform these poses following your limits physical so that you do not demand more. As you get used to it, you can try to do these positions fully and thus perceive all the benefits that they can offer you.
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A material that mimics human skin in strength, stretchability, and sensitivity could be used to collect biological data in real-time. Electronic skin, or e-skin, may play an important role in next-generation prosthetics, personalized medicine, soft robotics, and artificial intelligence.
“The ideal e-skin will mimic the many natural functions of human skin, such as sensing temperature and touch, accurately and in real-time,” says KAUST postdoc Yichen Cai. However, making suitably flexible electronics that can perform such delicate tasks while also enduring the bumps and scrapes of everyday life is challenging, and each material involved must be carefully engineered.
Most e-skins are made by layering an active nanomaterial (the sensor) on a stretchy surface that attaches to human skin. However, the connection between these layers is often too weak, which reduces the durability and sensitivity of the material; alternatively, if it is too strong, flexibility becomes limited, making it more likely to crack and break the circuit.
“The landscape of skin electronics keeps shifting at a spectacular pace,” says Cai. “The emergence of 2D sensors has accelerated efforts to integrate these atomically thin, mechanically strong materials into functional, durable artificial skins.”
A team led by Cai and colleague Jie Shen has now created a durable e-skin using a hydrogel reinforced with silica nanoparticles as a strong and stretchy substrate and a 2D titanium carbide MXene as the sensing layer, bound together with highly conductive nanowires.
“Hydrogels are more than 70 percent water, making them very compatible with human skin tissues,” explains Shen. By pre-stretching the hydrogel in all directions, applying a layer of nanowires, and then carefully controlling its release, the researchers created conductive pathways to the sensor layer that remained intact even when the material was stretched to 28 times its original size.
Their prototype e-skin could sense objects from 20 centimeters away, respond to stimuli in less than one-tenth of a second, and when used as a pressure sensor, could distinguish handwriting written upon it. It continued to work well after 5,000 deformations, recovering in about a quarter of a second each time. “It is a striking achievement for an e-skin to maintain toughness after repeated use,” says Shen, “which mimics the elasticity and rapid recovery of human skin.”
Such e-skins could monitor a range of biological information, such as changes in blood pressure, which can be detected from vibrations in the arteries to movements of large limbs and joints. This data can then be shared and stored on the cloud via Wi-Fi.
“One remaining obstacle to the widespread use of e-skins lies in scaling up of high-resolution sensors,” adds group leader Vincent Tung; “however, laser-assisted additive manufacturing offers new promise.”
“We envisage a future for this technology beyond biology,” adds Cai. “Stretchable sensor tape could one day monitor the structural health of inanimate objects, such as furniture and aircraft.”
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Bronx Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez criticized long lines she found while visiting a polling site in the borough on Sunday morning to cast her own vote.
Voters had been waiting in line for several hours when the congresswoman showed up.
‘There is no place in the United States of America where two-, three-, four-hour waits to vote is acceptable,’ the Democrat said outside the site in Parkchester.
‘And just because it’s happening in a blue state, doesn’t mean that it’s not voter suppression. If we are waiting three hours, four hours, five hours, if this was happening in a swing state, there would be national coverage.’
‘Frankly, this also shows the success of early voting as well,’ Ocasio-Cortez said. ‘I will wait two hours just like my neighbors are.’
Currently there are 88 polling sites open around the Big Apple with many locations reporting lines stretching around the block as people queued to cast their ballots since early voting began on Saturday.
Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez pictured emerging from the privacy booth with her filled out ballot on Sunday at an early voting station in The Bronx, New York City
Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez submits her ballot after participating in early voting at a polling station in The Bronx
‘And just because it is happening in a blue state doesn’t mean it isn’t voter suppression,’ Ocasio-Cortez said. ‘There is very clearly a problem. There is a lot of work to be done.
‘But that being said, I am thrilled to see how many people who are overcoming this injustice. We are going to overcome this hurdle, so that we can elect the folks that make sure this is not a problem in the future,’ the Representative said.
On Saturday almost 94,000 New Yorkers voted: 29,411 in Brooklyn; 19,877 in Manhattan; 19,223 in Queens; 14,928 in the Bronx; and 10,391 on Staten Island, according to the Board of Elections.
Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez stands in line with her partner and dog. She is said to have waited in line for two hours
Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez uses her cellphone as she waits in line to vote early at a polling station in The Bronx
Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, right, stands in line with her partner Riley Roberts and her French Bulldog named Deco as she waits to vote early in Parkchester
Ocasio-Cortez is assisted as she arrived early on Sunday to vote early at a polling station
Members of the media watch on as Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez votes
Ocasio-Cortez expressed how ’emotional’ it is to vote and a ‘privilege every single time’
She also made it clear that waiting in line for longer than two hours was not acceptable and a form of voter suppression
The figure was almost double the total number of people who took part in the nine days voting that was allowed during the primaries in June.
Some waiting said lines were so long Saturday they decided to come out on day two as early as 6:30am to wait until the site opened at 10am according to ABC7.
Many New Yorkers said they were voting early because they feared fraud or didn’t trust the post office to handle absentee ballots.
The 2020 election could have the highest voter turnout in more than a century with an estimated 150million Americans predicted to cast their vote for the next president – the highest turnout since 1908.
People stand in a long line wrap around the block to cast their vote at the voting site located at Madison Square Garden during early voting
Due to the coronavirus and social distancing concerns New York State is allowing early voting for the first time
On Saturday, people were pictured waiting in line to vote early on the Upper West Side of NYC
At the 75th St polling site, the line for early voting goes twice around the block. This video took 6 minutes to film. This four hour wait absolutely should not be necessary in our democracy, but we applaud the intrepid UES voters braving the line nonetheless. pic.twitter.com/q2m9iRZJkV
Tens of thousands of people lined up to vote early at polling sites across New York.
Lines went around the block, sometimes several times including at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn and the Upper West Side.
Some voters at West Side High School in Manhattan on West 102nd Street were in line for four hours before they were able to cast their ballots according to Gothamist.
People stand in line for early voting at The Brooklyn Museum in Brooklyn, New York
On Saturday almost 94,000 New Yorkers voted. Voters in Brooklyn are pictured
So far more than 58million Americans have already cast their ballots as of Sunday, with just nine days to go before November 3, according to the US Elections Project, with the most votes cast in Texas, California and Florida
So far more than 58million Americans have already cast their ballots as of Sunday, with just nine days to go before November 3.
University of Florida professor Michael McDonald, who administers the US Elections Project, predicts a record turnout of 150 million citizens voting in the election, representing about 65 percent of eligible voters.
This year’s high stakes race between Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden is projected to eclipse the voter turnout of 2016, when approximately 137million people voted.
Despite challenges posed by the coronavirus crisis, swathes of Americans have headed to the polls and waited in long lines for early voting or mailed in their ballots.
According to the US Elections Project the most votes have been cast in Texas followed by California and Florida so far and across the nation more than 39million mail ballots have been filed and more than 18.9million in-person votes have been cast.
People wait in a line to vote at the Queens Public Library in the Jackson Heights neighborhood
Voters are pictured standing in line in front of The Brooklyn Museum
Thousands of supporters of President Donald Trump gathered Sunday for rallies in towns and cities across the country from Pennsylvania in the east, Illinois in the midwest and even Alaska.
A convoy of hundreds of cars, trucks and motorcycles paraded down Route 30 in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania with horns honking, flags waving and shouts of ‘four more years.’
The parade and rally that followed was designed to specifically to show support for President Trump who will face Joe Biden on November 3rd, just five weeks from now.
There were Trump supporters showing off their support in Beverly Hills in Los Angeles, a city which is traditionally thought to be Democrat
The Trump Train caravan of more than 200 cars, motorcycles, RVs and trucks rolled into the central Pennsylvania town of Huntingdon to demonstrate their support of President Trump and call for him to serve four more years
A convoy of hundreds of cars, trucks and motorcycles paraded down Route 30 on Sunday in Huntington, Pennsylvania with horns honking, flags waving and shouts of ‘four more years.’
The supporters waves flags and had signs showing their support for Trump on their trucks
There were hundreds of cars and trucks taking part which stretched for more than a mile as the convoy rolled through town
‘It’s a way that you can try to keep the country from going to hell,’ said Bruce Egan of North Huntingdon. ‘I think Trump has changed the direction in a lot of ways.’
Those taking part in the parade gathered at a shopping center beforehand where people chatted with fellow Trump supporters and played country music from their truck and car radios.
There were similar scenes at the Kane County Fairgrounds in St. Charles, Illinois, west of Chicago.
People drove their cars to the rally as part of a parade of supporters that stretched all the way to the fairgrounds where the president was speaking.
A President Trump and right to bear arms supporter gave a thumbs up to the caravan of more than 200 cars, motorcycles, RVs and trucks that participated in the Trump Train rally
Trump 2020 flags were everywhere coupled with Trump’s Make America Great Again slogan
A motorcycle displaying a placard reading ‘Jesus is my savior. Trump is my president.’ was one of the more than 200 vehicles that rolled into the central Pennsylvania town of Huntingdon as part of the Trump Train
American flags and campaign banners rolled into the central Pennsylvania town of Huntingdon on pickup trucks
The Trump Train caravan of 200+ cars, motorcycles, RVs and trucks rolled through Huntingdon County into the county seat of Huntingdon to demonstrate their support of President Trump and call for him to serve four more years
Trump supporters give a thumbs up to the camera as the ‘Trump Train’ convoy of supporters roll through town
Proud Trump supporters wear t-shirts and carry American flags as part of a rally designed to show support for the president
‘As president, he did what he said he was going to do and that’s rare in politics,’ said Donna Fike, 83, to the Kane County Chronicle. ‘He’s a man of commitment and carries out what he says he’s going to do. And that’s refreshing. Plus, everything’s that he’s done has helped America.’
‘I just wanted to show support for our president,’ Bob Grice said. ‘This is America. We can freely vote for whoever we want and be proud to be an American. We don’t need to be ashamed. I think it’s a lot more people than everybody was expecting. We have patriots of all skin colors here.’
One man was selling Trump-branded masks at the rally which proved to be popular.
‘I want to make sure that Trump wins,’ Fox said. ‘I love this president. I love what he’s done for this country. He’s trying to keep all the American jobs here and he’s also putting tariffs on other countries. If they want to ship their stuff here it’s going to cost them because we have to try and keep everything American made.’
Outside of the fairgrounds, supporters of former Vice President Joe Biden gathered but their presence paled in comparison.
‘We’re here to show our support for him,’ said Dirk Enger. ‘We thought it was important to also show there are Biden supporters. It’s a way to fire up the base a little bit. That’s our main thing.’
A vehicle showing support by ‘Women for Trump’ takes part in the rally
The ‘Trump Train’ rolled through town before taking to some of the Pennsylvania country roads
One supporters showed his love of Trump by wearing a huge face mask of the president
A Trump supporter decided to wear a cowboy hat showcasing Trump’s ‘MAGA’ slogan
One group of supporters decided to show their love of Trump by decorating the side of a massive Humvee limousine
A Humvee showed off support for both President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence
Independent voter Barb Marker was one of the many participants in the Trump Train caravan, which rolled through Huntingdon County in support of President Trump. She strongly supports Trump’s efforts to bring jobs back to the U.S.
Another women made clear where her political allegiance lay with a punchy top
In neighboring Indiana, miles of cars and motorcycles traveled along I-469 to show their support for the president.
A parade known a ‘Circle the Fort’ parade began as it circled all 14 counties in northeastern Indiana, circling the city of Fort Wayne, picking up fellow supporters along the way.
Vehicles were decorated with flags showing their support for President Trump while others wrote on their windows.
‘There was a lot of enthusiasm and we wanted to include all 14 Northeast Indiana Counties and so we just started spreading the word,’ said Barbara Pearson, Chair of the Wabash County Republicans to WANE.
‘Because of the COVID, we’ve been locked down and really not able to run a normal campaign cycle and so I think there was a lot of enthusiasm, a lot of people wanted to get out and show their support,’ she said.
Thousands of supporters of President Donald Trump gathered Sunday for a rally at the Kane County Fairgrounds in St. Charles, Illinois
One women showed off her love of the president from her pickup truck together with Trump flags
A couple kiss in front of Trump flags where a rally for Trump was preparing to be held at the Kane County Fairgrounds in St. Charles
Miles of cars and motorcycles traveled along I-469 to show their support for President Donald Trump Sunday afternoon in Fort Wayne
As the cars ran along local freeways, people set up to show their support along entrance ramps and bridges over the highway
More than 2,000 people indicated that they would be participating on a Facebook group set up to promote the event.
As the cars ran along local freeways, people set up to show their support along entrance ramps and bridges over the highway.
‘When we knew the parade was coming through, I just had the idea that this would be a good place to set up and enjoy the parade and it kind of got a little out of control,’ said Mark Bradmueller. ‘We’re a pretty conservative community. We love God, we love family, we love freedom, and that’s what we feel Trump stands for.’
There were even Trump supporters showing off their support in Beverly Hills in Los Angeles, a city which is traditionally thought to be Democrat.
But it wasn’t just in the heartland where Trump supporters were out in force.
Vehicles were decorated with flags showing their support for President Trump while others wrote on their windows
A woman wearing a USA baseball cap gives the thumbs up as she drove by as part of a massive Trump ‘train’ of cars and SUVs
A parade known a ‘Circle the Fort’ parade began as it circled all 14 counties in northeastern Indiana, circling the city of Fort Wayne, picking up fellow supporters along the way
In Anchorage, Alaska, around 200 Trump supporters gathered to unfurl their American and Trump flags for a boisterous rally reports MustReadAlaska.com.
Speakers included former Gov. Sarah Palin, Anchorage Assembly member Jamie Allard, and candidate for mayor Dave Bronson.
The rally lasted for two hours after which the colorfully decorated trucks and cars drove around. with their flags flying and lights flashing.
The parade of cars stretched for well over a mile in total.
Earlier, on Saturday, more than 1,500 people participated in a pro-Trump motorcade that drove through the city of Des Moines .
About 500 vehicles started in the suburbs south of Des Moines before heading downtown and ending at the State Capitol.
More than 1,500 people participated in a pro-Trump motorcade that drove through the city of Des Moines on Saturday
About 500 vehicles started in the suburbs south of downtown, Des Moines before heading downtown and ending at the State Capitol
A woman in a pro Donald J. Trump motorcade gives a thumbs up as the truck she’s riding in crosses the Court Avenue Bridge on Saturday
Some supporters were seen riding on tractors during the motorcade on Saturday
Images of the event showed supporters of President Donald Trump waving American flags while others held Trump 2020 flags.
Some supporters carried signs that read ‘Women for Trump’ and ‘Keep America Great’.
Organizers said the parade stretched for three miles, according to KCCI.
Supporter Gary Leffler told the network: ‘This is the people rising up, getting together and saying, “Hey, we are no longer the silent majority. We are tired of the status quo and we are working hard to get President Trump re-elected”.’
Trump will face Democratic nominee, Joe Biden, on Tuesday for the first presidential debate ahead of the November 3 election.
A member of Women for Trump is seen holding a sign in support of Trump on Saturday
People supporting the reelection of Trump are seen in the parking lot in the Iowa State Capitol
Trump was seen playing golf Sunday, at the Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Virginia
A woman is seen wearing an anti-Joe Biden t-shirt outside the Iowa State Capitol on Saturday
A person wearing a large President Donald Trump mask wave to people in a motorcade supporting the president’s reelection
Gary Leffler, an organizer of the motorcade supporting Trump’s reelection, high fives people in the motorcade as it passes the Iowa State Capitol
Leffler was also seen pointing and waving to people in the motorcade as it passes the Iowa State Capitol
A car festooned with pro-Trump flags in the motorcade supporting the reelection of Trump
People even brought their dogs out for the motorcade. This pooch was wearing red ‘doggles’ and a shirt during the event
People drive through Des Moines on their way to a motorcade supporting Trump’s reelection
A man is seen holding a flag as he hangs out the window of a truck during the motorcade on Saturday
A Donald Trump Supporter is seen wearing a shirt that reads: ‘Trump 45. It ain’t a mistake snowflake’
A man is seen holding a banner outside of a truck as it passed the Iowa State Capitol on Saturday