Does Your Job Keep You on Your Feet All Day?
By Virginia Laird
Does your job require you to be on your feet the vast majority of the day? Do you feel an ache in your back at the end of a long workday? If this describes you, rest assured you are not alone. Many employees find themselves in the same situations. You may love your job, but I can imagine you don’t love the pain in your back. Some things you can consider doing to ease your discomfort include:
- Wear comfortable shoes
- Take breaks often
- Stretch out your back regularly
- Visit a chiropractor routinelY
Wear Comfortable Shoes
Taking care of your feet is vital. When your feet hurt, it can be difficult to find a positive attitude or the drive to accomplish much of anything. Shoes that alter your natural stride or movement can cause problems for your feet as well as your back. So the next time you know you are going to be on your feet for a long period of time, do yourself a favor and leave your fashion shoes on the shelf. Keep it comfy when selecting your shoes.
Take Breaks Often
Another thing that can help ease the pain felt by being on your feet all day is to take regular breaks. By this I mean breaks in which you actually sit down. It can be popular to take a break from working only to find your BFF and get lost in a gab fest. Before you know it, you have been there your whole break without having ever sat down. Although you most likely enjoyed your break, you may have forgotten to give your feet a rest, too. Giving your feet a break often can keep you going all day.
Stretch Your Back Regularly
Back stretches can help reduce pain and relieve stress. Don’t think you must add this at work. A simple routine of stretching each night before bed or even in the morning before you leave for work can offer some relief. These stretches do not need to take up much time. Begin with simple stretches that may be as quick as 2 to 3 minutes. Your chiropractor can offer more tips on stretches that can help alleviate back pain and stress.
Visit a Chiropractor Routinely
One of the best ways you can help your back pain is to add routine chiropractic visits. Your chiropractor can help restore function to your spine. Another benefit of adding such care is the chiropractor’s ability to assist your back in relieving stress. Together, you and your chiropractor, can build a personalized plan that targets your areas of pain.
To learn more about your health and wellness, visit your local The Joint Chiropractic.