No chance for occasional strains and sprains
Find out what your personal triggers of tension (stress, conflicts at the workplace, personal problems) are and what role they might play and try to reduce them.
Lots of back pain is related to stress and psychological strain.
Treat yourself to physical exercise to balance out stationary work: Try to work out at least three times a week. Try running, go to the gym or do some gymnastics. This will not only stretch and strengthen your muscles, but also free your head of stress.
And remember that challenging your body and activating your muscles is key in preventing tense muscles and back pain in the long run.
Try to sit as ACTIVELY as possible. Change your sitting position as often as possible, stand up from time to time and stretch.
If in an office environment, use every chance you can get to or move around: Take the stairs instead of using the lift. Make use of lunch breaks for a brisk walk.
Try to get out of the rut if you feel you are stuck in one.
If stressed, try relaxation techniques (such as yoga breathing exercises) that you can even do at your desk.
No time to go to the gym? Follow some of the simple exercises specifically designed for office workers from our video library