Many of us that work behind a desk all day long usually start to have leg or back pain after a certain amount of time. Is the seating you have chosen the best option?
Let’s face it after a seating behind the desk all day most of us over time start to hurt, whether it’s our legs or our back discomfort is common. So what is the underlying issue? In my humble opinion, the chair is not your only problem it is simply that you are sitting too long during the day. So what are your options?
Option one, retire!! Now for most of us, this isn’t possible I just wanted to get your attention. The
Do yourself and your body a favor and get moving. Set an alarm, get a drink, do something to ensure you’re getting up every hour. My number one tip for this is to drink water, lots and lots of water. Trust me if you are drinking 8-10 oz of water every hour you’re going to the bathroom. This not only keeps you hydrated, but you’re also getting out of that chair.
Another option is getting an ergonomic chair that will force you to sit properly. Now the problem with these chairs
A newer option is the standing desk. These newer desks give you the option to raise or lower your desk from a standing to a sitting position. Varidesk is a company that has basic to powered desks options depending on your budget. Allowing the user to vary their desktop position throughout the day. I would recommend a good pad for your feet if standing for long periods for added support.
My last and personal favorite, low-cost option is the exercise ball. Yes, having a big bouncy ball in your office does sound odd but it can help so much more than you think. The ball when at the proper height (knees should be bent around 90* while sitting) not only helps strengthen back it also promotes abdominal core strengthening. By
So now you’ve picked your best seating o
Whatever option you choose, please remember the number one rule, get up or move around every hour!
Let me know how or if these tips helped you and if your looking for a massage call me and lets set something up!