This post brought to you by American Osteopathic Association. All opinions are 100% mine.
Pain isn’t always beauty, ladies! Did you know that more than 100 million Americans live in pain? Among those Americans are office workers putting themselves in danger of further discomfort by ignoring their pain and doing nothing about it. While physical activity is important to pain prevention, a new survey from the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) found that more than 70 percent of office workers spend 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.
And chronic pain can make it more difficult for you to participate in day-to-day activities at work or at home, and can even hinder work performance. As someone who sits in front of a computer all day, I know what a negative impact pain can have on your day-to-day life, and before your wedding is the perfect time to change your behavior and give yourself the gift of health. Many of us come home from a 9-5 desk job to go right into wedding planning – a whole lot of stationary activity for one day if you ask me!
Luckily, it only takes 60 seconds to begin to Break Through Your Pain by watching the AOA’s video about how to avoid and prevent pain in the workplace. The video above featuring Rob Danoff, DO, an AOA board-certified family physician, tells you how to position yourself at your desk to eliminate unnecessary strain on your body while at work. I found that the stretches helped me when I was stressed and cramping up – especially after going through seating charts, RSVP lists and all the rest of the wedding chaos!
Try these stretches for yourself and see what a difference they make, then share this post on facebook and twitter to spread the word about easing work-related pain!