It’s common for people to experience pain while on the job. If you’re doing repetitive tasks or find yourself sitting or standing in the same position for hours at a time, it’s easy for aches and pains to creep up. Anti-fatigue mats can help for standing, as the rubber helps ease the pressure put on the joints, but there are other things you can do to keep pain at bay.
According to Everyday Health, good posture is important for reducing the amount of pain you’re experiencing. It’s easy to hunch when you’re standing for hours at a time, so you want to make sure you push your shoulders back so you’re not slouching and keeping the curve in your back strong.
The news provider also suggests taking stretching breaks to help keep the body limber and avoid getting stuck in the same position. You can even stretch in place if you’re unable to take a break.
The Mayo Clinic reports above all else, you should listen to what your body is trying to tell you. If you continue to experience discomfort in the same position, try to switch up your day to day, or try and stretch to help with the tension.
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