While desk jobs are not normally associated with health hazards, the reality is that this type of job does present health risks, including tight joints, weak muscles, poor posture and lower back strain that are the results of sitting for several hours a day.
If you have a desk job, it is very important that you work out at least a few times a week in addition to getting up and moving throughout the day. Take a break every half hour to stand and walk around, use the stairs to get to another floor or park far so that you force yourself to walk. You can even make use of a standing desk if your workplace allows it. Regardless of what you do, it’s a must for your body to experience movement throughout the day to make up for the long hours of sitting still.
Poor posture is one of the major side effects of a desk job caused by slouching. This will lead to many additional problems, including circulatory issues, stress on your spine and poor digestion along with headaches, back pain and neck strain. In order to help prevent these conditions, you must select a chair that provides support while keeping your hips, knees and elbows at the right angles. Adjustable chairs are normally the best option and maintaining good posture will help prevent both injuries and pain. A desk job should not lead to discomfort and the right knowledge is the key to success.
Other ways to prevent injury and issues in the future include regular acupuncture treatments to help relax muscles and areas of tension and stress, chiropractic treatments to ensure your spine is lined up properly, and ensuring you are getting adequate nutrition and water for your body to function properly and decrease inflammation.
The experts at The Dronyk Health Clinic can help you deal with issues related to your health and have many tools to help including acupuncture, chiropractic care or through naturopathic medicine. Call The Dronyk Health Clinic to book an appointment today.