A translator's guide to avoiding physical burnout

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Topic: Health and lifestyle for translators

Course summary
Availability:This training is available on-demand

Duration: 65 minutes.

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Summary:How to avoid physical burnout. Learn to identify the warning signs of the kind of physical ailments translators suffer from. Knowledge is power and in this case you will learn about the reasons behind the pain and gain information about what to do and how to go about re-balancing your body so you can continue to be productive.
Transalting is a rewarding profession but it is a sedentary occupation. A long-term career in translating depends on you knowing your body, and keeping it balanced. It is not enough to join a gym (although it is highly recommended) and then spend the next day glued to your chair. Constant small preventive measures are necessary and one massive physical effort every few days is not enough - in fact you may be at more risk than ever if you are tired out from an intense training session. Aerobic exercise is not the answer either. You need to build the right kind of muscle and do the right kind of stretches. You need a translators anti-burnout plan to guide your gym time and structure your work time. Based on personal experience of physical burnout and current training techniques, led by a personal trainer and translator.
Target audience
Translators with a heavy workload
Translators with recurrent physical pain and tension
Learning objectives
Translators need knowledge about the kind of stress on their bodies that their work implies. Although our minds are our most important tool, we also depend on our bodies to see us through our projects. The course goes step by step through the body parts that are most stressed by our work and provides information and exercises to empower translators to re-balance their bodies before the pain and debilitation get out of control.
A mirror, full length if possible
A desire to take a proactive approach and a willingness to invest some time in your physical health.
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*Quick biography of the presenter, explaining the personal experience behind the information
*Why we are unbalanced - the roots of common problems
*Self assessment - students make a personal physical assessment based on common markers
*Step by step through the body parts explaining functions and weaknesses
*Step by step through the body parts explaining corrective methods based on specific muscle building
*Summary based on the presenter's video presentation available on Youtube
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Price: 15.00 USD

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Marta Maojo    View feedback | View all courses
Bio: My career in Personal Training began some 23 years ago after my previous work in Human Resources was cut short by a debilitating case of tendinitis or, as per the official denomination, Occupational Overuse Syndrome (OOS). The only successful means of overcoming the pain and limitation of OOS was by following a guided muscle-building, Pilates and yoga training course with personal trainers. Like so many other office workers, I had serious postural problems despite an active lifestyle, After my doctor insisted that I needed to find a new career, not associated with mousework or sitting at a desk, I qualified as a Personal Trainer, Aqua fitness Instructor and Swimming Instructor. My qualifications are internationally recognised by FISAF, Network Fitness and Austswim. I trained for 6 intensive months at a Pilates Studio in Sydney and took a Pilates for Trainers course. My new career offered me the opportunity to pass on what I had learnt through suffering. Despite my doctor's warning I was able to slowly incorporate more and more work at a desk back into my life, I love writing and researching and editing photos so I had to re-learn a whole new approach to that desk and office chair lifestyle. Slowly my work as a translator, work which I love because it is both creative and exacting, has increased. I now combine my personal training work with freelance translating. My driving philosophy as a trainer is to empower the client with information and with a personalised, structured exercise program for their particular needs. It is wonderful to observe the consistent and gradual changes in clients who train regularly, they overcome imbalances and come away stronger. The final objective of this kind of training is to prepare the client to be their own trainer because, let's be honest, a personal trainer is a luxury that may be necessary for a while but it is financially impossible to maintain forever. I find that information makes people strong mentally and motivates them so explaining theory to my clients has always seemed to me to be really important. I have discovered that although we are all different there are some training and diet guidelines that apply to nearly everyone. I currently live and work in Valencia Spain. Recently, Insights about the lymphatic system opened up a whole new field of fitness for me and I now incorporate some very specific, not to mention enjoyable, exercises into my workday. With my new grip on mind-fullness, lymphatic health and my older hard-won postural balance I feel stronger than I ever have. I am passionate about passing on what I know to friends and clients.
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A translator's guide to avoiding physical burnout

Olga Real Identity Verified
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Very interesting course, essential for our lives as Translators. Jul 31, 2013

Fantastic course. I had a precious experience with Pilates myself until a couple of years ago, but lately I’ve neglected my personal care completely...bad choice.
But this wonderful course and the clear indications from Marta were a great motivation for me to rediscover this unequaled method to take care of our bodies and feel great.
So, THANK YOU! It will result in a very positive change in my life... and certainly, not only as a Translator (for which it’s absolutely essential).


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