Have you noticed that your posture at work is bad? Have you found yourself leaning forward, rolling your shoulders forward and slouching? If you work in downtown Toronto, there is a strong chance you have noticed this. Very often this leads to neck pain, mid back pain, low back pain, headaches, and even fatigue!
Long hours of poor posture can lead to a misaligned and damaged spine. This misaligned and damaged spine will often lead to neck pain, mid back pain, low back pain, headaches and even fatigue. It's a simple concept, the longer you stay out of alignment, the more likely your body is to break down. Every time I explain this concept to an engineer, they get it right away. As they often say "If parts stay out of alignment long enough, parts fail." That's exactly what happens in your spine, it may not seem like it, but those long hours of sitting or standing with poor posture (yes you can have bad posture at a standing desk).
Having an ergonomic assessment to change your setup at your desk can help but very often when patients send me pictures of their setup at work it isn't the ideal positioning for the issues they have been having in their spine. Often we have to change things to make it the best possible setup for their spine but often I have my patients begin on specific exercises to improve their posture.
What I am doing in this blog post is providing you with 8 of the best exercises you can do on a daily basis at work to improve your posture at work.
Before you begin these exercises, it is recommended that you do have your spine checked by a chiropractor and make sure that these exercises are appropriate for you and your spine. If you live or work in downtown Toronto and need a chiropractor please contact us
If you have any questions please feel free to email me and I will respond. If you are searching for a chiropractor and are not from Toronto, use our helpful guide on what to look for when choosing a chiropractor.
I hope you enjoy the exercises and they help to improve your posture at your desk!