Published on April 6, 2016
As described by the Mayo Clinic, there are three main concerns when it comes to back pain. They are force, repetitive motion, and poor posture. In their discussion of how to prevent back pain, the first two suggestions are regular physical activity and correct posture. Let’s take a closer look at these important tips.
Exercise Regularly – Even at Work!
There are plenty of quick, simple exercises that you can do – even if you spend the majority of your day in the office. Here are some examples:
- Position: Make sure when you are sitting that you sit facing forward/straight. Keep your lower body at a ninety-degree angle. Sit in a slightly reclined position and always work to maintain the natural curves of your low back. Use an ObusForme Back Support to assist in maintaining these natural curves.
- Extension and Strengthen: (a) Extend your neck and straighten your leg out, (B) Return to start position by bringing your chin to your chest and bend your leg back to its starting seated position.
- Lunges: Stand up and do 1-2 lunges on each side every hour to open up your hips
Pay Attention and Improve Your Posture
The Mayo Clinic suggests properly supporting the back’s curve, and to remove items from back pockets that will cause undue stress while seated. Stand up and stretch when sitting for long periods of time, especially when feeling tired. Make sure to examine your work environment and be sure to deal with any issues that may aggravate back muscles.