PAIN PREVENTION while sitting

This is dedicated to Marti Bedell and her real estate team!

Do you sit a lot at work? Do you drive a lot at work? Excessive sitting over a lifetime can lead to back problems later in life. This is especially true if you habitually slouch. So how can you maintain a HEALTHY BACK over a lifetime of sitting?

First, try not to sit all day. Are there a few activities that you could do standing up? Mail, email, phone calls, etc? If you have a desk job, you are likely in the habit of sitting for almost all your daily tasks. But if you are creative, you could easily find at least a few minutes each hour to either stand or walk around.

Second, whenever you sit, be sure to sit with good posture. There should be a small arch in your low back, and your neck should not be strained forward. Your shoulders should be relaxed, and your forearms resting on your desk or keyboard. Your wrists should be straight.

Happy sitting (and standing)!

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I am a Physical Therapist and Ergonomics Consultant, based out of Columbia, SC. My passion is to write about and speak about pain/injury prevention. I started Pain Talks as a consulting business in 2018.

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