A typical working day sometimes involves sitting for 8 to 10 hours at an office, driving in a car back home to finally relaxing the rest of the day watching some TV or reading before going to sleep. That’s a lot of sitting and relaxing. A lot of which could be causing your back pain, or worsening it.
Inactivity causes ill health
Keeping our posture correct and healthy is important for a number of reasons. Health professionals advise that we exercise regularly for at least 150 minutes a week, and sit less frequently to reduce our risk of ill health from inactivity. Sitting is not only hurting your back, it's also linked to obesity, type 2 diabetes, some forms of cancer and early death. Sitting for long periods can slow your metabolism which affects the body’s ability to regulate blood sugar, blood pressure and break down fat.
Are you struggling with your posture throughout the long working today? Start your journey in correcting your posture today by understanding all the factors that contribute to your pain and how you can fix them.
Setting up your work space
No more slouching over your computer. If you care about your body, and also care about your job, one of them shouldn't be compromised. Set up your work space in such a way that you can stand regularly and continue to work at the same time.
We recommend the JUMBO DeskStand for this. This standing desk suits the multi-tasking individual who needs more space and a separate monitor, or two. Keep your mouse close to allow your wrist to stay straight and avoid any awkward bending.
When sitting, it's important that you sit right. The correct way to sit without causing your back any harm, is to make sure your screen is at eye level and rest your feet on the floor. If your screen is not in eye level, it will cause you to slouch and bend your neck. You will need to adjust your DeskStand according to your height and the height of your seat.
Although sometimes it might seem like taking a break will interrupt your focus, it's an important part of making sure you are not inactive for too long during the day. Taking a break every 30 minutes gets your blood flowing and loosens your muscles, even if it's just to stand up and stretch, or fetch a glass of water. It will not only help with your correcting your posture but will surprisingly also help you feel less stressed and more focused.
It's all about consistency and if you continue to stand regularly while you work, sit correctly when not standing and take regular breaks from your desk, your back pain will reduce significantly. The Stability Ace is an upper back correcting support that will help you improve your posture along with consistently doing the above. The LUMO Lift is also handy to have, especially if you are finding that your busy work day often makes you forget to correct your posture. The LUMO Lift is a posture correcting device that will remind you to sit up straight by gently vibrating when you slouch. It's an all-in-one posture enhancer and wearable fitness tracker, which really is recommended.
DeskStand is changing the way we choose to work so much that our products are now endorsed by Chiropractors, associated with wellness and the leading of a healthy lifestyle. Start your healthy posture journey today.