Details Can Make All The Difference
Forget blaming your office chair
You might find that if you are following an activity that is exciting and interesting to you, pain is much less likely to occur, whereas in times of stress or discontentment, be it personal or work-related, pain might increase.
Avoiding Back Pain And Neck/shoulder Tension
No chance for occasional strains and sprains
Lots of back pain is related to stress and psychological strain.
Treat yourself to physical exercise to balance out stationary work: Try to work out at least three times a week. Try running, go to the gym or do some gymnastics. This will not only stretch and strengthen your muscles, but also free your head of stress.
And remember that challenging your body and activating your muscles is key in preventing tense muscles and back pain in the long run.
Try to sit as ACTIVELY as possible. Change your sitting position as often as possible, stand up from time to time and stretch.
If in an office environment, use every chance you can get to or move around: Take the stairs instead of using the lift. Make use of lunch breaks for a brisk walk.
Try to get out of the rut if you feel you are stuck in one.
If stressed, try relaxation techniques (such as yoga breathing exercises) that you can even do at your desk.
No time to go to the gym? Follow some of the simple exercises specifically designed for office workers from our video library.
MOVE IT! If you must sit at your desk for an extended time, change position often and give your back a break by standing up and walking around every hour or so, or doing some exercises. Take every chance you can get to move around, Choose the stairs over the lift. You will find a choice of exercises tailor-made for office situations and extended periods of sitting in our video library.
What If Back Pain Strikes?
What can you do to help yourself?
Treat Yourself To Heat
Relax your neck and shoulder area
Heat increases the blood flow, relaxes tissues and can improve your mobility.
Apply a Hansaplast ABC plaster which provides sustained intense heat and at the same time blocks the transmission of pain.