Back Exercises for Employees and Preventative Steps for Employers
While posting our article, The Anti Fatigue Mat Your Ultimate Standing Desk Accessory, we came across a couple of other articles that we thought would be great to share.
For some of us, the option to move to a standing desk isn’t an option, but that doesn’t mean that all is lost. If your job requires that you sit for long periods of time there are things that you can do. There are simple measures you can take to help mitigate and off-set the harmful effects of prolonged sitting.
Probably one of the most essential things you can do is to move. Sounds simple enough, but in practice it can be difficult. It is almost a discipline that you have to make part of your daily life. Try to get up and take a short break as regularly as possible throughout your day. Even if this is just to refill your water bottle or get a cup of coffee it will do you a world of good.
We found one of the easiest stretching exercise programs for your lower back and legs at www.spine-health.com. This website has a wealth of information from strengthening and stretching your back to sciatica exercises and spine rehabilitation. In this article you will learn an easy program of stretches and strengthening exercise to help relieve lower back pain. Read the full article here: http://www.spine-health.com/wellness/exercise/easy-exercise-program-low-back-pain-relief
Another resource that we came across we felt would be good for employers, human resource managers and those who are responsible for employees and the workplace health and safety.
The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) has a great deal of resources for employers to help them with providing the safest and healthiest working environment for employee. This resource has a lot of starter information for the employer about topics like, training, identifying problems and implementing solutions to control hazards. Read the full resources here: https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/ergonomics/