Most experts agree that lower back pain is frequently related to sitting for extended periods of time. Most of us spend the majority of our day doing exactly that - sitting! We sit while we're commuting to work, while at our desks, during our meals, and when relaxing while watching TV. There's no denying it, we spend a lot of time sitting!
Sometimes it seems like the only time we aren't sitting is when we're moving to our next seat. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that pain in the lower back is an ever-growing problem.
Tips to Stop Over-Sitting
It is not very likely that we can all just stop sitting, but we can be more aware of how long we are sitting for each day. Here are a few simple steps you can take to reduce the strains of sitting.
- Change your position frequently
- Stretch your back and spine every hour
- Use your phone to set an alarm and remind yourself to get up every 45 minutes and take a short walk
- Take interval breaks throughout the day
By following these easy tips, you can reduce the negative effects over-sitting has on your back. If you’re suffering from frequent back pain that doesn't seem to be going away, contact our practice today for an appointment.