This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of American Osteopathic Association for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.
I spend a lot of time sitting at a desk. If I'm home and blogging, I'm usually sitting at a desk – some days, longer periods of times than others (which is roughly four days a week). The other three days of the week, I work as an office manager outside of the home which requires desk work (and then go home and sit at a desk if blog work needs to be done). I easily average 6-8 hours of desk time a day – every day.
It is no wonder that my tail bone and back usually end up hurting at the end of the day and that I experience chronic pain.
I am a diligent worker which means I want my work done as fast as possible. But that also means I may not get up from the desk to stretch as often as I should because I want to complete my work and lessen my load for the next day.
If I am at work, the only times I will get up from my desk is to speak to my boss. I don't even take bathroom breaks because I want to work through. And lunch hour? Usually spent at my desk working.
According to the American Osteopathic Association, more than 70% of workers sit at a desk for 5+ hours a day. And I'm one of them!
Rob Danoff, DO, an American Osteopathic Association board-certified family physician has created a short video to Break Through Your Pain.
The video is short (one minute and ten seconds) and provides two very easy, very quick stretches that can be done while sitting at your desk. They are literally stretches that would take seconds to complete and help you feel better and your body feel better. I know in just the short time I gave them a try, I could feel my back loosen up almost immediately.
We need to remember to take time out for ourselves and take care of ourselves. I know for me, I'm going to remind myself to get up and walk around at least every hour and do the two stretches that Rob Danoff showed in the video to keep my back loose and hopefully end this pain that I experience!