Home Office? Make It Spine Friendly
By Genevieve Cunningham
Working from home is becoming an increasingly common occurrence. The more technology that becomes available, the more opportunities there are to work from the comfort of your own bed at least part time. While this brings some obvious benefits to your life, it can also bring some pitfalls. One tough aspect of working from home? Your health. In some ways, your health may get better with less stress and less need for fast food. But in other ways, your health takes a hit, such as the case with your back. To protect your spine and keep back pain far away, take a look at these tips for making your home office spine friendly.
Get Out of Bed
It’s so tempting to just stay in your bed (and pajamas!) when you get to work from home. While you might think this will make you more comfortable, it generally doesn’t work that way. In fact, staying in the bed can cause your back and neck to hurt from being in the same position for so long. We also tend to slouch while in the bed, which means our posture is taking a hit. The longer we sit with poor posture, the more likely you are to experience frustrating pain in your back. If you're tempted to get back in the bed throughout the day, try dressing yourself in semi professional clothes (even jeans and a decent shirt) to fight the urge.
Work From a Desk
If you can, take it one step further than just getting out of bed and buy a desk just for work. It’s tempting to stick to the kitchen table or even your lap, but these items are not made for working. Kitchen tables are often too high, and create strain on your wrists and arms, which eventually manifests in your back. The more comfortable your desk and chair, the easier it will be to maintain good posture and protect your back long-term.
Get Regular Chiropractic Care
It doesn’t matter whether you work from home or the office or somewhere else, chiropractic care can be incredibly beneficial to your overall health. Chiropractors help to keep your spine aligned, which then helps to boost overall health and eliminate aches and pains. It’s one of the best ways to monitor your spinal health. If you would like to try this method, check out The Joint Chiropractic. Just use their walk-in visits and affordable pricing to get the care you need without the hassle. Get the best of both worlds … work from home and keep your back healthy with a quick trip to The Joint as soon as today.