Every career has its own challenges. When we think of some careers we immediately think of how physically taxing they can be but we often disregard those jobs such as office workers and think they catch a break, but the truth is, they don’t! Working in an office can be physically demanding in ways we wouldn’t think of and lead to health problems, but don’t worry, there are solutions!
With so many advancements in technology, many Americans, 80 percent in fact are able to sit all day while performing their duties at work. Now, this may sound like a convenience and even lead to more productivity in some cases but in regards to your health, this can be as dangerous as smoking.
When sitting for long periods of time without breaks the muscles weaken, the joints become tight, the lower back is strained and there even becomes an increased risk of heart disease. How do you avoid these troubles? Get up and move throughout the day or try some of these tricks to help get you away from your desk for a few extra minutes to help stretch out your muscles and loosen the joints:
When working hard at your desk, although it may be one more thing to remember, it may be the most important, always remember to have proper posture. Having proper posture may not sound like something that can affect your health but over time poor posture can gravely affect your muscles and force them to work harder when performing even simpler tasks.
Poor circulation and digestion issues are also related to poor posture as is stress to the spine. When the spine is strain there is a good chance you will have an increased risk of headaches. Here are some helpful tips to keep your posture in the best shape and you feeling your best:
Making small changes in the office to increase the amount of time standing versus sitting, changing the way a bag is carried, and adjusting posture are all great ways to improve your quality of health in and out of the office.
However, seeking care from a chiropractor may help jump start the healing and correct years of bad posture in addition to the other changes. Chiropractors are skilled doctors who specialize in treating the musculoskeletal system and can help correct and treat damage done from years of poor posture in the office.
When the body is forced to perform repetitive motions coupled with poor posture, the bones and ligaments suffer and therefore need what’s called an adjustment. These adjustments can help heal neck and back aches as well as headaches and much more! If you have strained your back or have had poor posture in the office over the years, contact our Snellville chiropractors today for a consultation! Contact us at (404) 889-8826.