A 40-hour week at the office can put a significant amount of strain on your mind. You’ll be faced with complex problems, endless data entry, water cooler chat and the monotonous journey to and from home on a daily basis as well.
However, it’s not just your mind that can suffer as a result of the “daily grind” but your spinal health as well. Without a proper workstation adjustment, and poor sitting positions, you may find that your back, neck, and spine all begin to feel the effects. However, bad posture and sitting without breaks or adjustments doesn’t only affect those vital components such as your back, neck, and spine, but other parts of your body too. Misalignment and poor posture can then result in hip, shoulder, and knee pain as well.
You may find that you’re in pain more often than not, your muscle strength is not as good as it used to be, and even your flexibility is poorer as well. In the worst case, you may also suffer from nerve constriction. This can all be caused merely by failing to have your workstation inspected for accuracy and creating lousy posture habits for yourself at your desk.
While standing at your desk opposed to sitting is not an option in all offices, even with the invention of standing desks, there are ways in which you can improve your posture. You can take micro-breaks, invest in an ergonomic chair, and have a health and safety workplace professional assess your desk. However, you can also think outside of the box and consider the endless possibilities for better posture thanks to a waist trainer.