Many back-pain sufferers have no idea what has caused their pain.

One day they woke up and were in severe pain. We see this occur with sedentary people or those spending long periods of time working at a desk.

When sitting at a desk for hours on end you may be causing micro-injuries to your tissues without even being aware of it. To combat these micro-injuries, we recommend taking micro-breaks.

Are You Taking Microbreaks Throughout The Day?

A microbreak consists of a very short stretch or series of exercises performed every hour.

It is designed to be so short that it doesn’t interrupt your day or workflow, but it gets your body moving. Being completely sedentary is one of the worst things we do to our bodies.

We were designed to move and move frequently. Unfortunately, in today’s computer-based society this is not always a reasonable thing to do. Instead, try taking these microbreaks. 

When you're spending hours at your workstation, micro breaks should be part of your daily routine.

Here are a few ideas for making breaks a part of the workday:

  1. Move the printer to an area that requires you to stand up and walk to get a printout.

  2. Stand up when talking on the phone (the use of a stand-up desk is also helpful)

  3. Go to the restroom or get a cup of coffee/water (frequently; remember the glass of water every hour)

  4. Break up continuous computer time with tasks such as checking phone messages, reading reports, etc.

Wondering How To Setup Your Workstation To Avoid Injury?

Watch this video to learn more about getting set up for success.

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Transform The The Way You Feel At Work

In this helpful guide you'll find:

  • 2 neck stretches to help your neck feel great
  • The posture reset drill to improve how you feel when you sit
  • Standing back extensions
  • Standing hamstring stretch to improve leg function and mobility

Make sure to implement these micro-breaks every 60 minutes.

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Your health is important to us and we are encouraged to see that it is important to you as well. If you've become aware of something that you think should be addressed by a chiropractor, do not hesitate to schedule an appointment today.

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