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A mobility expert says this is the one move he “would do every day” to open up tight hips and loosen a stiff spine

A mobility expert says this is the one move he “would do every day” to open up tight hips and loosen a stiff spine

If, like me, you spend a lot of your day sitting at a desk, it’s likely your hips and spine sometimes feel tight. Working from home, I like to combat this by sprinkling in some stretches throughout my day—and this week I’ve found a new favorite.  This move is a mixture of squat-to-stand and deep squat rotation stretches and comes from strength coach and mobility guru Seth Crowell.  He recommends trying 10 repetitions as part of your next pre-exercise warm-up, or using it as a quick way to break up your 9-5.   How to do Seth Crowell’s mobility move By combining two moves into one flowing sequence, Crowell’s move works multiple joints including your hips, shoulders, knees, and spine through a wide range of motion.  I tried the move myself and found it opened my hips as I sank into the initial squat position, then delivered a deep hamstring stretch when I straightened my legs. The squat rotation also offered an enjoyable spine stretch as I twisted to reach upwards, loosening up my tight shoulders.  …

to attract young audiences news publishers need to loosen up

to attract young audiences news publishers need to loosen up

Panellists appear at the launch event for the Next Gen News report by FT Strategies and the Medill School of Journalism’s Knight Lab. Sat left to right: FT Strategies head of insights George Montagu, freelance journalist Ruona Meyer, BBC East Midlands Today senior presenter Monika Plaha, Medill School Knight Professor in Digital Media Strategy Jeremy Gilbert and TLDR News founder Jack Kelly. Picture: Press Gazette News publishers should not assume young people will gravitate towards them as they get older but should take action now, according to research from FT Strategies. Researchers interviewed 45 news consumers aged between 18 and 24 in India, Nigeria and the US and identified six approaches publishers can take to attract younger audiences: build direct relationships with audiences “by partnering with creators, empowering editorial talent to share their stories and elevating young journalists” add personalised and customised experiences with filtering and algorithmic tools produce more social-first content use accessible language and less formal tones create content in new formats and make greater use of solutions journalism. The report’s authors said …

Biden poised to loosen restrictions on marijuana, but some say it’s not enough | US domestic policy

The US government appears poised to announce next year the most sweeping changes in decades to how it handles marijuana, the psychoactive drug dozens of states allow to be sold from storefronts, but which federal law considers among the most dangerous substances. Evidence suggests that Joe Biden’s administration, responding to a policy the president announced last year, is working on moving marijuana to schedule III of the Controlled Substance Act (CSA), a change from its current listing on the maximally restrictive schedule I. That would lessen the tax burden on businesses selling the drug in states where it is legal, and potentially change how police agencies view enforcement of marijuana laws. “If it’s going to be finalized at schedule III, it’s going to be the moment that the industry really is able to turn the corner and we begin to see the growth in the cannabis space amongst the legal operators that we’ve been waiting on for so long,” said David Culver, senior vice-president of public affairs for the US Cannabis Council, a trade group. …