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What does your workstation says about your posture?

Many of us make a living at work behind a computer accomplishing different deadlines through the year. Granted, most of us work 30 to even 50+ hours to be able to pay for mortgage, food, pay bills, etc. So, while at work sitting for long periods of time, do you tend to get back pain that you tend to try to ignore until it’s the end of the dreaded work week?

Different chairs can really affect how you are feeling inside and outside of work. If your job requires you to sit all day then your body gets used to that position over time. The problem with getting used to that position is that muscles tighten up, others relax, and others tend to send you unbearable pain to your joints. One way to combat this pain is to find a chair that’s comfortable. Investing in an ergonomic chair would be ideal way to deal with this type of situation especially if you work 8-10 hours a day in the sitting position.  Go to a store and find a chair that fits your needs and assess whether or not you will be able to sit in it for at least shift or two before you start feeling pain. Making a change as simple as this will really pay off in the long run especially when it comes to medical costs. Don’t get so caught up in work that you forget to take care of yourself.