Friday, 9 August 2013

Slog It Blog It, Keep Fit Friday!

Molly The Wally & The Minging Meerkat!

A miniature weight has been designed to help people improve the strength of their thumbs. Jest yea not! The Thumbell was designed after new research revealed that 26 million Britons suffer thumb pain because of too much gadget use. The survey, commissioned by UK Telecoms company O2, found that 43 per cent of people have had thumb pain in the last five years. So it is Friday so go on get those thumbs in shape and here is how. 


TOP TIPS FOR THUMB HEALTH

Rest your forearms whenever you can
Use a light touch on the keypad of your computer and phone
Don’t grip your phone too hard
Keep your nails short
Use a touch screen
Watch your neck position as your neck is connected to your thumb muscles
See a hand therapist if you get thumb pain or other symptoms


Have a fabulous Keep Fit Friday all!

48 comments:

  1. OMD Molly and Pip, I am laughing at that video.. our fingers ache after along spout on the computer, pawhaps we should invest in some DUMBbells..BOL xx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie

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  2. Haha, that video was really funny Molly!
    I'm just glad I don't have thumbs or gadgets, although after blogging my thumbs could do with a rest!
    Pippa :)

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  3. Never knew the thumb muscles were connected to the neck......things you learn.

    Love the video.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

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  4. teeeheeee....both of you, BOTH OF YOU ARE TOO CUTE for me! What ever shall I do? PIPPY DEAREST, you are a lovely addition to Miz Molly's shenanigans, here! Miz Molly, GET 'EM GIRL! We know you have the paw strength to win!

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  5. That video was the best...lol.

    Have a great weekend!

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  6. BOL BOL....

    PeeS.....My neck is connected to my thumb muscles??? Interesting! Now a vision comes to mind...peeps banging on their phones with their heads!

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  7. So practic and healthy!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you so much for following us:) We are so happy:)

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  8. We are laughin our Collars off here. THIS is a riot...
    Sorta makes us GLAD that the Peeps Stole all the THUMBS fur themselves.

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  9. My assistant totally needs this! She has lots of thumb pain from her job. I say it serves her right for leaving me all day

    Your pal, Pip

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  10. We saw this on television also, mom said they need to invent something for her neck cos she types all day. We loved that picture of you and pip!!!!
    Stella Rose

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  11. Actually, we're glad we don't have thumbs. :-P

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  12. that made me laugh! it was really well done!

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  13. Hi Molly - I´m glad to read this post - never thought that help is round the corner ....hihihiii. Have a wonderful sunny Friday and also such a good weekend.
    Wuff and LG
    Aiko

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  14. Hey Molly
    Mom is thinking all those folks who are texting might need to use the thumb weights.
    hugs madi your bfff

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  15. Thumb bikini-wearer card holder in the ring! BOL!

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  16. Could it be that I saw chicken nuggets in the video? LOL My mom only read "use a touch screen" - now she sings the "Begging-Opera" to my dad. Have a super Friday Molly

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  17. That is thumbting else Molly!

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  18. Too Funny! love the card holder thumb girl!
    hugs
    Bailey, Hazel & Greta

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  19. ROTFBOL!!! Are those thumbs training against Chicken Nuggets?!? Oh Molly, thank you so much for the HUGE laughs this morning! I hope you have a fabulous weekend!
    Oz

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  20. Good grief what next! We seem to say that a lot don't we :)
    Those humans need to get some proper exercise like us dogs.
    Dip Bridge and Elliot x

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  21. Thumbs up for that video lol

    Sheba.

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  22. hummmm the thumb muscles is connected to the neck muscles. I would have thought that all the stupid places people text and stuff (driving, walking down a crowded sidewalk, in the grocery store, etc.) that the thumb muscle is connected to their butts. Cuz that's what they are using when they text in those places. Maybe they should "exercise" some common sense.
    Blessings,
    Goose

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  23. That thumb dumbbell is hilarious!

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  24. Barharhar, Molly you cracked us up with that one, However, we ain't got any thumbs!

    The Mad Scots

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  25. Those O2 folks make some darn funny videos. But the thumb/hand pain from working too much on the computer is not so fun! My hand/arm have been killing me lately. Guess I better start doing some of those thumb sit-ups!

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  26. Mom says FINALLY a sit-up she can do!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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  27. Honestly Mol...HOW is it that hoomans rule the world...stoopid does not begin to describe them *BOL*

    Hope you have a grrrreat weekend xxx

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  28. Are you really sitting next to a squirrel Molly? I can't believe it's not bleeding stuffing already... That video has me LMBO but isn't the simple answer to just stop texting? ooops sorry guess that means i'm a philistine BOL!

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  29. Did you ever see how misshapen human thumbs are with all these gadgets they use? Soon they won't even be able to open our food cans. BTC, whatever it is, rip it to shreds.

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  30. Ha, you JEST, but our human with her bum elbow has lost 43% of her strength in her thumb. And her fingers. And her wrist flexion. And her... Oh Bother. Why do WE even bother!?! She's using these as excuses not to take our dictation, so if we buy a thumbbell to help her get back into her fighting form, well...it's her money ANYways, so what do we have to lose? MOL!!

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  31. And the bipeds think we're somehow inferior because we don't have thumbs...
    Camo!

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  32. Oh, that movie is SO funny! I have to say though... the middle guy in the top picture? He looks the meanest.

    Purrs,
    Nissy

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  33. BOLOLOL - that video is hilarious!!!

    Have a great weekend.

    Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

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  34. Hmm, do they make this for dewclaws? 'Cause mine are puny! Hehehe :)

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  35. I lubbs yeu, Molly!!!

    Little Reufus

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  36. We would give this blog two thumbs up if we weren't dogs and had thumbs.

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  37. I seriously wonder what these people will come up with next. Maybe, just maybe, when your thumbs hurt, it might be a sign to take a break from using gadgets!

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  38. MOL! That is too funny.
    Thanks for the laughs Molly.

    Purrs,
    Cindi Lou & The Kitty Krew

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  39. We're rolling here!!! That video gets a thumbs (almost) up from us!! :)

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  40. hehehe you just crack me up sometimes Molly,xx Speedy

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  41. I don't have a cell phone, so no texting for me.

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  42. Are those thumb weights real? lol... How about put the phone away and go do something else? ;) The thumb video was really cute.

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  43. Haha! I had to show Melon 'cause, well, I don't have thumbs... never needed them!
    Cocoa

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