For most of us, our jobs require us to sit at a desk at least 8 hours a day. But, what are we giving back to ourselves during that time? Stretching, good posture, and an ergonomic set up are key elements to get us through our day and to keep us feeling good even on the weekends. It’s easier to have bad posture than to have good posture, and as the day goes on it’s as if our body mimics the letter “C” more and more each hour. Here’s a couple of office friendly resources that you can implement into your 9-5 routine to help prevent or relieve cubicle-induced aches and pains:
Making sure you have an ergonomic desk set up is a vital step to ensuring you have good posture at work. The Mayo Clinic provides an interactive graphic with detailed explanations to help you analyze your workspace to make sure it’s up to par. Check out their interactive graphic as well as other helpful hints in their article here.
It’s amazing how much of a difference daily stretches can make. They have numerous health benefits, including keeping us limber, increasing blood flow, and helping our bodies feel better overall. Check out The Muse’s infographic for stretches that you can do without even leaving your desk (click to view full size):