Working Standing Up Is Good for your Back (and other Back Pain Solutions for People who Sit Too Much!)

If you have ever suffered from back, neck, or hip pain, you know how miserable it can be!  Back pain makes it hard to sit, hard to sleep, hard to stand, hard to exercise…. and the list goes on!  Working standing up helps reduce the pain for many people. Here are a few back pain solutions that can make a difference to how you feel.

Back Pain Solutions for People Who Sit Too Much

Practice Yoga

Yoga as solution to back pain and too much sitting

The reasons to practice yoga are vast! The gentle stretching in your back, neck, and full body provides enormous benefits.  If you sit a lot, hip openers would feel great. Yoga poses that stretch between your shoulder blades, open your chest, or give you more range of motion, will all help your quality of life.  Here are some great yoga poses to combat sitting all day at work.

Get a Chiropractor Adjustment

Chiropractors will be knowledgeable in spinal adjustments to counter the effects of sitting too much. They also have a wealth of knowledge to help you incorporate healthy lifestyle habits, ergonomic chair, and desk changes, and stretches to improve your posture at work and at home. Learn what Dr. Nick has noticed about people who sit too much.

Stretch throughout the Day

Even if you don’t have time for a full yoga session before or after work, you can still work in some gentle stretches while at your desk or during the workday.  This will help break your day up and counteract the sitting you are doing. Learn some gentle stretches that you can do at your desk at work.

Think about Changing your Bed or Pillow

It’s easy to forget how important a supportive bed and pillow are to our health and wellness. The average person spends up to 26 years of their life in bed sleeping! Pay attention to what position you are sleeping in, as generally sleeping on your stomach can cause neck pain. The best mattress and pillow will vary from person to person, so look for one that gives you good, refreshing sleep with minimal pain and stiffness.
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Invest in a Standing Desk

People who alternate between sitting and standing thought out the workday report less back pain among many other health benefits.  Standing desks (such as the TaskMate EZ) give you options for movement when your hips are feeling tight and sore.  When you need a rest, sit down for a bit to work.  Here is how standing desks can help you beat inactivity.

Sit up Straight and Consider Ergonomics

There’s a reason your mom and teachers probably told you to sit up straight. Poor posture can lead to a variety of health problems and often a sore neck, back, or hips. We feel the solution is variety and movement! Change positions often between sitting and standing. This will benefit your body, mind, and productivity. For more information about Stance Angle Chairs or height adjustable standing desks, contact HealthPosures here or call us at 1-800-288-1841 or fill out this form.