Dear Dr. SerVaas,
I imagine many readers might benefit from my suggestion to improve health: In what would otherwise be wasted minutes “holding” on the phone, do your daily exercises. I happen to have a compressed nerve in my back as well as arthritic knees. My physician gave me specific exercises to help alleviate the pain. When I’m waiting on the phone to speak to insurance companies, store clerks, medical secretaries, etc., I work on knee bends, leg stretches, and toe touching. It beats just sitting or standing until someone answers your call. Let’s take advantage of all those kinds of moments throughout the day to improve our health.