A Habit For Getting Rid of Back Pain 🌱
Definition: The science of fitting a workplace to a person’s needs, aiming to increase efficiency and productivity and reduce discomfort.
Having good posture doesn’t just help you exude confidence; it also prevents pain that can distract you and decrease your productivity.
80% of people experience back pain, and 8% develop severe pain that limits their activity levels.
Correcting your posture is a simple way you can prevent developing major issues.
Poor posture can decrease blood flow to your brain, leading to fatigue and decreased cognitive function.
Over time, misalignment strains muscles, leading to chronic back pain, impacting not only your comfort but also your capacity to think clearly and make sharp decisions.
Studies show that improved seated posture leads to increased alertness and reduced fatigue.
It's clear: posture isn't just physical – it's intertwined with your cognitive performance.
Adjusting your posture may seem insignificant, but it can have major implications in the long run.
The influence of good posture enhances decision-making, assists in stress management, and boosts overall well-being.
Why habits? Your time is valuable and limited; you don’t need more complex systems. My goal is to provide you with simple, effective tools to support your physical and mental well-being and make you more efficient and conserve mental energy. (read more)
Here are a few tips to maintain good posture while working.
Step 1: Keep your computer at eye level
A laptop stand is a great tool to bring your screen to eye level.
Step 2: 90-90-90 rule while sitting
Aim for a 90-degree angle at your ankles, knees, and hips to alleviate pressure on your lower back.
Step 3: Be aware of your neck and shoulder position
Don’t let your shoulders round and neck stick forward.
In every edition of Creatures of Habit, I feature a product to help you implement this week’s habit.
Herman Miller Aeron Chair - from $1,805
While I don’t necessarily recommend buying the Aeron chair given the price point, it is THE example of the optimal ergonomic chair.
What makes this chair ergonomic?
Assists an upright position
This week, make one change to your workspace to make it more ergonomic. It can’t hurt to try (literally).
Until next week!
- Jenna Gestetner :)