You may have heard of the recent trend of standing desks. They’re elevated desks so you are on your feet while at your computer working. But, if you don’t have a standing desk you’re probably sitting at one while reading this email. Sedentary work habits are causing many of us to suffer back pain.
Here is some solid advice in preventing back pain if you work sitting down in an office all day.
- First is getting up out of your chair and do some light stretching every 30 minutes. It doesn’t have to be a lot.
- Next is to fidget, shifting around in your chair helps alleviate pressure on your joints.
- Take your phone calls standing up. It will also improve your posture making you sound more confident over the phone. (Extra benefit)
- Drink lots of water, staying hydrated helps with concentration and productivity. It also gets you moving to the bathroom when you gotta go.
Those are just some of the ways you can combat back pain because sitting down all day can damage your joints and muscles.