Posture Discomfort – 5 Tips to Help at the Office

posture painPostural fatigue and discomfort can be a real distraction, no matter whether your work is in the office or outside on the land you need to be able to cope with the demands made on your body by the style of work you do.

Some people are prone to suffering postural discomfort and can find it difficult to find a comfortable position, especially after a full day. For example: In the office where desk work is more common, prolonged time using the computer, mouse, or telephone can aggravate symptoms of neck, shoulder, or wrist pain.

Most of us spend a lot of time at work and aches and pains can really have an impact on our;  work output, energy levels, moods and sleep.

Here are Some Tips to Improve Your Posture:

  1. Drink plenty of water
    • Its recommended that we drink about 8 cups of water a day.Improving hydration can decrease inflammation and therefore pain.
  2. Motion is Lotion
    • Movement keeps your joints moving, your muscles supple, and allows blood to flow freely.
  3. Improve your work station posture
    • Sit with your hips flexed at 90⁰, knees at 90⁰ and feet flat on the floor. Have your screen at head height directly in front of you so you don’t have to turn your head to the side.
      • This will avoid muscle strains, and poor spinal loading.
  4. Take regular exercise
    • This is good for brain function, alleviating stress, and keeping your body toned.
  5. Sleep
    • A good nights sleep can help alleviate stress, reduce inflammation and decrease pain thresholds

If you would like to discuss anything specific or any of the above tips in more detail please contact me for some free advice, or arrange to drop in for a free 10 minute chat.


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