Sitting and Back Pain – 4 Great Tips
Sitting too much causes back pain! See this segment on Fox morning show:
Think about how many hours you sit a day:
in the car,
in traffic on your commute
at your desk
while eating meals
relax in the evening.
Sitting time can add up to 8-15 hours of sitting a day. 8-15 hours of anything is likely to cause pain. And in this instance it is back pain!
Stop back pain in it’s tracks with a plan to sit less.
Here are 4 tips to help you sit less and decrease back pain:
- Sit less – move more. Incorporate standing into more daily activities: phone calls, lunch, meetings, interviews. Plan for more standing throughout your day.
- Adapt your work space for more standing. Use adjustable desks, counter height work spaces.
- Adaptive devices: Use towel rolls, pillows, soft balls, etc to provide better support for your back.
- Exercise breaks: take breaks every 1-2 hours to stand up and stretch.
For more information and ideas for ways to save your back, contact our office.