Sitting is Killing You

Improve Your Workstation!
As summer vacations come to a close, it can be tough to get back into the swing of long 8 hour work days. Sitting for long hours at a desk, especially with poor posture, can have a lasting negative effect on your spine resulting in back pain or discomfort.
The most important thing to remember when sitting at your desk all day is to give your body some movement. Try these ideas:
*Take walking breaks. Set a timer on your phone to go off every hour or so, and take a 2-5 minute walk. Get coworkers together for accountability. See if you can rope some others into walking with you on your breaks!
*Ask for a standing desk. When possible, working at a standing desk is often a much better option for your body than a sitting desk.
*Stretch it out. Find some neck and shoulder stretches you can do while sitting at your desk. We have a worksheet for some great desk stretches–ask us about it on your next appointment!

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