Myofascial Pain Syndrome (chronic muscle pain) is a feeling some office workers know all too well. I’m sure we can all relate to how tormenting chronic muscle pain can be at times. A sure way to ease this kind of pain is to turn to exercise as a way to combat office syndrome.
When we speak about exercise I’m sure many are not feeling very motivated. Or maybe you already exercise but it’s boring part of your routine. In this article, WIRTUAL would like to introduce you to WIRTUAL 2.0, an application that will change up your workout routine so it never feels mundane again. In the WIRTUAL 2.0 app, you will be able to track 4 types of exercises: running, walking, cycling, and swimming. The most important thing to highlight of the app that you definitely should not miss out on is that every workout can earn you cryptocurrency.
WIRTUAL 2.0 will be available for download on 1 December 2021.
Before we get into talking about crypto on WIRTUAL, we would like to recommend som things you can do to prevent and help with Myofascial Pain, which can be dealt with simply through exercise.
Normally, the medical treatment for Myofascial or Myofascial Pain Syndrome (chronic muscle pain) that provides the quickest results is chiropractic adjustment or taking medicine. However, this is usually for more serious cases that have been going on for a while. If you’re at the beginning stages, or if you’re looking to prevent Myofascial altogether, stretching and exercise will suit your situation best.
The best way to stretch if you are suffering from early stages of Myofascial is to stand up a nd pace around every hour in order to relax your muscles from being strained from sitting at your desk in front of your computer all day.
Other that stretching, another way to protect against symptoms of Myofascial is through exercise. This is because exercise increases muscle strength, reducing the risk of Myofascial. Prioritize building strength in back, shoulder, abs, and glute muscles, since they take on the weight of your body when you are sitting for long periods. Without frequent movements, muscles in those areas are strained from taking on body weight, and become sore and tired until eventually Myofascial is developed.
Exercises suited to combat the symptoms mentioned include running, walking, cycling, and swimming for starters.
Running is well suiting to those working long hours in offices because it is an exercise that you can do anywhere, anytime, without any equipment. You could run before work or after work. Although running may not suit those who are extremely overweight, with the possibility of injury due to impact on the knees and ankles.
For those who are just starting out with running, you should focus on training and building up your cardio by starting slow and running shorter distances. Once you build up your strength and endurance, then you can slowly begin to increase your speed and distance.
If you want to reduce the impact on your knees and ankles, you can work out on an elliptical instead of running outdoors or on a treadmill. An elliptical will help in supporting your bodyweight and reduces impact while still helping you build strength in your muscles.
Anyone with bone and joint issues or injuries can substitute running fro walking. Walking will not create as much forceful impact on your feet, and is also may be a more relaxing and less tiring form of exercise for some.
For those who prefer swimming, you may have to find time during a day off of on weekends. Swimming is also a low impact alternative to running and reduces the likelihood of injury. It is well suited for those who are overweight or those who need to be more careful with their bones and joints.
Cycling is a great exercise to reduce the risk of Myofascial. Choose to use a recumbent bike to work on your glutes which will help when you are sitting for long hours at the office without being able to move much. Your glutes are guaranteed to show results.
All office workers should try to find the time to exercise, even just for 30-40 minutes. Even with this, symptoms of muscle pain and soreness will be reduced while also preventing Myofascial.
As mentioned earlier, WIRTUAL 2.0 is launching soon. Not only is it an application for exercise, it also provides crypto (WIRTUAL Coins) to its users. The more you exercise, the more coins you can earn.
There are four types of exercise you can track on WIRTUAL: running, walking, cycling, and swimming. You can track your workout through Fitbit, Garmin, Apple Health, and Google Fit. If you don’t have any of these, you can download Stava for free as well. If you don’t have any of these apps, you can still participate by uploading an image of your results to the WIRTUAL app (although you will not be eligible to earn coins with an image upload). After your submission of activity results, the crypto (W Coins) you have earned will automatically enter your wallet by 00.00 UTC+0 the following day.
On top of this, WIRTUAL coins can then be used to make purchases on our online store, which has sports equipment and apparel and NFT Avatars. You can also hold your WIRTUAL coins in your wallet to increase your holder level, which unlocks more features for you on the app, such as increasing the amount of rewards you receive per submission.
Myofascial may not seem like such a huge deal, but in reality, muscle pain from Myofascial can really affect your work life, and it is a syndrome that affects many. More importantly, if Myofascial is not treated, and left for a long time, it can turn into something that will cause serious damage to your health.
For anyone that is bored with their usual exercise routine, try having some fun with WIRTUAL, and transform your healthy habits into cryptocurrency. Especially wit cryptocurrency on the rise in the world. With sweat mining, you’re not only investing in your health, you will also be passively investing in cryptocurrency.
Therefore, if anyone wants to avoid Myofascial, try out WIRUTAL and build healthy habits with exercise. You are guaranteed to experience a way of exercising you have never known before, and find new and fun ways to spice up your routine– all while being rewarded with WIRUTAL coins. It’s like investing in yourself as well as in the cryptocurrency market. Don’t forget to let WIRTUAL support you in your journey!