Back Pain, Work And Lifestyle

 

More and more patients are suffering from back pain and at a younger age as well. Sitting at a desk for long periods of time each day has actually become quite dangerous and is being labeled as the new smoking for our generation. Part of it is sedentary lifestyle and part of it is simply the long hours people are putting in at work, simply sitting in front of a computer all day long and not moving for longer and longer periods of time. Sitting in front of a television and sitting in front of a computer screen are essentially the same thing.

When you sit at your desk all day long you not only are putting yourself at a higher risk of developing
back pain
but you also are at a higher risk of type 2 diabetes, cancer and cardiovascular disease. Obviously you have to head to the office each day in order to earn a living but there are things you can do to be more healthy on a day to day basis. According to MultiVu, many offices are beginning to take on standing desks that raise up the level of the work surface and allow workers to stand for part of the day. There are even exercise bikes and treadmills that allow you workspace for your laptop while you bike or walk. Also, it is important to get up and move around frequently. Taking a break will give your body a rest, your eyes a rest and it will help your blood circulate better.

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