If you work in an office or you’re a blogger who spends a long time sat at a desk, then chances are you have experienced the uncomfortable aches and pains that come with sitting for prolonged periods of time.
It has been estimated that workplace-caused back problems lead to 4.9 million days off a year, this costs the British economy around £5 billion pounds a year. That’s an astonishing figure, and to think a lot of the problems could be avoided if the office environment was improved.
As a blogger, I spend a lot of time sat at my desk, on my sofa, or even on my bed blogging. None of these are really ideal for sitting for long periods of time, and as a result, I often end up with a painful back or neck. I have a good desk, but the chair I’m using is not a computer chair and isn’t supportive for sitting in for long periods of time. I’m actively looking for a new office chair, I just haven’t found the right one yet. I want something that will support my back and that will last too. I will keep looking until I find a suitable chair because I’m sure with an ergonomic computer chair much of my back pain will be reduced, if not gone completely.
If you’re feeling the stress and strain of an 8+ hour office day then why not give Office Yoga a try, it can help reduce stress/tension as well as improve concentration/focus and can be done whilst sat at your desk. Furniture at Work wanted to highlight the importance of exercise in the office. They have created a great YouTube video which shows how you can easily enjoy some Office Yoga at your desk, from beginner to advanced thee’s something that everyone can try.
I often suffer from a painful back after sitting for long periods of time so I will be incorporating some of the moves from the Office Yoga video into my day and I’m hoping the exercise will help.
Do you suffer from aches and pains from long days sat at a desk? Will you be giving Ofice Yoga a go?