Working shouldn’t lead to chronic pain

Anti-fatigue mats can be a source of comfort.

It’s common for people who spend a lot of their time at work to find themselves dealing with chronic pain. Being in the same position for long periods of time, whether sitting or standing, can have an effect on their overall comfort. However, there are things you can do to help ease your comfort while at work. For example, standing on an anti-fatigue mat while at work can ease pressure on your joints, ultimately helping you stand for longer periods.

There are other things you can do to help relieve tension in your joints and muscles. Psychology Today suggests taking breaks to get moving. Exercise can help you gain muscle strength, ultimately helping you deal with chronic pain. However, with exercise you also want to make sure you are relaxing, as too much can ultimately lead to strain.

WebMD reports that you need to make sure you change your position once an hour at work, even if it’s just a quick break. This can help prevent lower back pain, a common source of discomfort for many people. During your breaks, you can also take the time to stretch any areas that are bothering you after a full day of working in the same position.

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