Most of us have some sort of day job, where we spend a number of hours each week working. How we treat our bodies while at work contributes to the physical stressors we experience.
Are you sitting? Are you standing? What is your chair like? How is your desk arranged? Do you talk on the phone? Are you typing a lot? Is your computer screen at face height? Do you sit most of your day? Are you staring at a blue computer screen most of your day? Are you lifting items? Do you do repetitive motions?
Take an assessment of your workspace. It is worth your while to ensure that your work area is setting you up for success. You likely spend enough hours there during the week that the microtraumas are adding up. Low back issues are the number one reason people call in sick to work. Think of the wear and tear on your spine from sitting, standing, or lifting in poor posture.
These things may seem small or insignificant but that is why they are called microtraumas. They are little things that add up over time. But these are the important things that matter!
In health and wellness,
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