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One Way To Survive Sitting In The Office All Day

I'd choose to work lying down on a couch than sitting at a desk if I had the chance. Sitting at a desk for more than an hour is actually not a good thing. Hope you know?

It's career-Wednesday! Found ONE tip while making a research about my sudden back pain.

Prevent Back Pain At Work

source: g+

I typed "How to reduce back pain" on Google search box and the MAJOR thing that stood out was:

Change your posture at intervals. 

So if you work in an office and use a computer most of the time, this tip is especially for you . . .

No matter how comfortable you are in an office chair, prolonged static posture is not good for the back and is a common contributor to back pain and muscle strain.

To avoid keeping the back in one position for a long period:

Stand, stretch, walk and sit properly again.

Stand, Stretch and Walk

Always remember to stand, stretch and walk for at least a minute or two every 30 minutes. Even a quick stretch or some minimal movement – such as walking to the water dispenser or bathroom - will help.

A ten minute walk will help even more, promoting healthy blood flow that brings important nutrients to all your joints.

Generally, moving about and stretching on a regular basis throughout the day will help keep the joints, ligaments and muscles, which in turn promotes an overall feeling of comfort, relaxation, and ability to focus productively.

I now set a timer every thirty minutes, to get up and do something. Take a lap around the office, do some shoulder rolls, neck rolls, or twists.

THE MOST IMPORTANT THING is to avoid staying in the same position for hours upon hours! 

Sit Properly

By law, our office chairs must be stable. The standard office chair has five legs in a star shape.

The seat height must be adjustable, and the back rest must be adjustable in height and tilt. Ideally, the back rest should move independently of the seat to allow a comfortable position.

When you're sitting, your thighs should be at right angles to your body or sloping slightly down.

If your chair is properly adjusted, your feet should be firmly on the floor, but use a footrest if it's more comfortable. The basic rule is to plant your feet on the floor and support your back.

*somebody cannot come and go and die because somebody is working in an office! On Heart Rays, we strive to passionately live life with positivity, inspiration and love.

Would love to hear from you - ever struggled with officitis? What are you doing to survive on that chair?

Written by Nwamaka Ajaegbu 
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