As someone who's worked from home for nearly two years now, I can tell you that maintaining good posture is everything. After just a few weeks (or even days) of sitting in the wrong position, you are likely to start feeling plenty of aches in your lower and upper back which could potentially lead to long-term problems. With this in mind, I've gathered together some top tips on how to maintain good posture while working from home to keep your back feeling happy and healthy.
Many people aren't used to working from home, but the COVID-19 pandemic has forced everyone to get used to a new way of life. It's a big adjustment, and one that can affect our physical and mental health as well as our diet and sleep patterns. Not having an office setup can also heavily impact the strain put on our backs, which can inevitably lead to a weakened posture that can be hard to rectify.
Chartered physiotherapist and owner of Your Pilates Physio Lyndsay Hirst agrees it can be a difficult adjustment. "Homeworking can very commonly cause back pain because of the unsuitability of the work station setup," she says. "The added problem at the moment as we all face lockdown is the lack of ability to move around if you normally work in a large office space and spend time walking around the office to move; you lose that at home."
Below is a list I put together with the help of experts that include top tips for maintaining a healthy back and spine while working from home.
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