Most people find themselves
sitting a lot these days. In turn they are experiencing back pain,
fatigue & soreness in the butt. Well, our body's are amazing
creations. Designed to do many tasks that keep them moving. However, it
was never the intention to sit for hours behind a desk, which is why
these issues are arising more now.
enough of the history, lets look at the solutions. STOP SITTING SO
MUCH! Well, this is really the first thing you can do. It is
recommended that every 30 minutes you should get up and walk around a
little. You don;t have to walk around the block or anything to that
extreme, but go for it if you want to, just make a few laps around your
office. Go get a cup of coffee, say hello to co-workers. You get the
idea here, just take a small break.
way to find relief is in getting a better chair. These days chairs cost
as much as cars, which is ridiculous! However, there is something to be
said for a quality piece of furniture that you spend a lot of time and
that will help take some strain off your body. We are not talking about
"nice" chairs that you will find at your local office supply store. No
Sir! We are talking about something designed to last and that has
incredible features. Personally, I have fallen in love with my Leap 2
chair from Steelcase. If you have the coin, then buy direct from
Steelcase. If not, find a dealer and check on their used inventory. I
found a chair that was never sat in but had been sold before and walked
away with a brand new chair at a killer price! These chairs are designed
to last so that does help take the sting out of the cost, a little.
Stretching is the best way to help ward off the tightening of muscles, which is the cause of most back pain. There are a couple stretches that you can work into your daily routine. First is the cross leg stretch. Put your left leg perpendicular to the floor with your foot flat. Take your right leg and place it on top of your left leg at a 90 degree angle. Now keeping your back straight and shoulders back lean forward until you feel a gentle pull. Hold this for 30 seconds to a minute, then switch legs. Repeat this a few times for each side. The second stretch is called the ballerina stretch.Now you have a few ideas to help relieve the aches & pains that come with too much sitting!