If you have an office job you likely spend the majority of your time sitting – either at your own workspace or in a meeting. Once home we sit and lay down. All of this sedentary living is causing back issues and health problems, including poor posture.
Obviously, if you work on a computer, you cant do all that much to alter your daily routine but there are some steps you can take to make it easier on your body and better for your spine.
Take a walk for lunch or on break
Take the stairs rather than the elevator
Stand and stretch
Walk around while talking on the phone to clients
Get an adjustable height desk
Sit up straight – take note of your posture
Are you at a desk right now? Check your posture. How are you sitting? Is your spine straight or are you hunched over?
Sit back in your chair making sure that your back is well-supported by the chair. Distribute your body weight evenly on both hips keeping both feet on the floor, legs uncrossed.
Make sure your desk, keyboard, mouse, and screen are all at a comfortable level.
We are not designed for extended sitting sessions. Taking breaks is important for our spines and for our eyesight. You will be surprised how much better you feel within just a few days of doing this.
If you tend to forget, set alarms on your phone.
Work it out!
Exercise is good for your health. It is recommended that we do at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic, physical activity throughout the week.
Once you get off of work, put down your phone for a while. Stop staring at a screen and look around you and really live. Its great for your psychological health, your eyes, and your neck and back.
Get Adjusted Regularly
Regular chiropractic visits are important to maintain spinal health. Proper alignment keeps your entire body functioning at top performance.
If you are in the SW Florida area come see Dr. Jason Kaster, D.C.
Chiropractor in Ft Myers, FL.
Chiropractic care is a safe, alternative treatment when applied appropriately. Chiropractic treatments help in dealing with the symptoms of many conditions. Are you going to wait for your symptoms to be felt, or are you going to prevent it as soon as possible?
Dr. Jason B. Kaster, a chiropractor in Fort Myers can help you and your family achieve their optimal health.