With the COVID-19 virus still impacting our offices and the way we work. Work from home has become the new normal and spending long hours continuously on a computer does put a lot of strain on our neck and back. As a result, there are a lot of people who are developing back pain.
Prolonged sitting is known to cause many complications that develop over time and can turn your life upside down. This includes:
Stiffness: Sitting for long hours and working on the computer can make your neck and back stiff by the end of the day.
Pain: Stilling and craning your neck forward for long hours can strain the muscles, ligaments, and tendons and cause pain.
Cervical Spondylitis: Poor posture while working puts a strain on the cervical spine and it can arm the natural structure of the spine and cause inflammation.
Spinal Injury: Sitting for long periods puts pressure on the discs and muscles.
Chronic Illness: Prolonged sitting and working long hours presents a chance of becoming overweight which also increases the likelihood of getting illnesses such as heart disease, diabetes, and high cholesterol levels.
Tips and tricks to make working from home more comfortable and prevent any injury to your Spine and neck –
Comfortable Chair: Adjust your chair for maximum comfort and support to your neck and back.
Don’t Slouch: You need to focus on aligning your head and neck above your shoulders and avoid leaning forwards or backwards.
Stand at least once in 60 minutes: Get up and move around every hour as it decreases the pressure building up in the muscles and boosts circulation.
Take A Break: After every few hours, it is ideal to stretch by stretching your arms out to the ceiling and rotate your body above the waist.
These small steps can keep your health in good shape.