This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of American Osteophatic Association. All opinions are 100% mine.
Blogging is a job that requires spending long hours (if not full time) sitting in front of a computer screen. The thing is, when you are engrossed with blogging, you tend to forget what is happening with your body and more often than not, this leaves bloggers with chronic pain on neck, shoulder and back at the end of the day.
Desk job pain problems are common not just to bloggers but to most workers as well with poor workplace habits and do desk jobs for long hours. A new survey from the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) found that more than 70 percent of office workers spend more than 5 hours sitting at their desks each day. And 2 in 5 office workers would not consider getting up from their desks if they needed to talk to a colleague, as if they are glued on their chair.
More than 100 million Americans live in pain unaware of the hazards of too much sitting. Sitting still for long hours strain not just the limbs and upper body but most especially the lower back by putting pressure on the disk supporting the spine which in some cases can be disabling.
To borrow AOA’s line, “Nothing is more important than the health of you and your family”. AOA cares so much to the health and well-being not just of their patients but of the general public as well thus they are launching a new phase of the Break Through Your Pain to spread awareness and help Americans avoid and prevent desk job pain. These are tools, tips and video series featuring Dr. Rob Donoff, an osteopatic family physician.
I encourage you to watch the above video entitled Stretch Away Your Workplace Pain. It is an easy and helpful demonstration how to position yourself at your desk to eliminate desk job pain problems. It is effective also in relieving stress and maintaining flexibility.
I know most of you have sedentary work life that requires sitting still for long hours. If you want to help in spreading awareness on how to ease work related pains, feel free to share this post on your social networks.