Desk Jobs Shouldn't Hurt!
By Donna Stark
Be honest. No matter how much you love your job, it may not always bring a smile to your face, especially if it requires you to sit behind a desk all day. And that's because the pain and discomfort you feel is no laughing matter. If you are looking for ways to counteract the negative effects of sitting, you have come to the right place! Take a look at the following suggestions on how to do so from your local chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic.
Stretch Every Hour
Just like those times when you didn't realize how hungry you were until you started to eat, you may not realize how much your muscles need to stretch until you do so. If you are struggling with joint and muscle stiffness throughout the day take the time to stretch every hour or so. Set an alarm if you need a reminder because this is too important of a habit to forget.
Organize Your Desk
Can an unorganized desk contribute to pain? It sure can! Clutter is one of the main contributors to stress and since stress is one of the leading causes of muscle tension, it is easy to see how the three can be linked. Help your body become more relaxed by taking a few minutes every day to clear out the mess and organize your workspace.
Invest in Ergonomic Furniture
Our bodies weren't designed to sit in one position all day, and they especially weren't designed to sit in an uncomfortable position for any amount of time, so give yours a break and invest in some ergonomic furniture. From your keyboard to your mouse to your desk to your chair, ergonomic equipment can make all the difference in the world!
Check the Placement of Your Screens
Whether it is your computer monitor, laptop, or phone, make sure the screen is at eye level because if it is too high or too low, you could be setting yourself up for a ton of back and neck pain. After adjusting that new ergonomic chair you bought, turn your attention to the screens you use and make sure you aren't craning your neck when looking at them.
Pain-Free Days at Work
Don't let the pain you feel tempt you into quitting the job you love. Just try to implement some of the tips above and see if they make a difference. You can also visit your local chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic for more suggestions if needed!
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic in Prosper, Tex.