If you’re a business owner, you probably have days when you’re working on a computer for prolonged periods of time, whether completing payroll, performing digital marketing tasks, emailing, etc. This can place a great deal of pressure on your lower back. 

You may feel like your computer days are much harder on your body than the days when you’re up and completing physical labor. At Awesome Website Guys, we can relate to this experience, seeing as how our team spends a great deal of time on the computer, as we’re performing Myrtle Beach web design, Delray Beach web design, or web design in Wilmington. 

In fact, we perform web design for clients throughout the country and also offer a variety of other services, such as blogging, social media, and WordPress management, all of which require us to be in front of the computer.  

Through this experience and perhaps from our chiropractic clients, we’ve learned a thing or two about preventing back pain and would like to share some tips. 

Give Your Body a Break 

Sitting is hard on your body. You actually have more energy when you’re up and moving than you do if you’re sitting for prolonged periods. And if you’re usually an active person having a desk job or having times when you’re on the computer for prolonged periods can ultimately affect your mood. 

This isn’t taking into consideration what the pressure of sitting is doing on your back. All the pressure of the weight from the upper half of your body is pressing on your lower back. It’s pressing all that soft tissue. And if you aren’t sitting with proper posture, you’re causing an immense amount of stress on your spine and the surrounding tissue. 

While it can be difficult to take yourself away from your work when you’re intense or “in the zone,” you need to get up and take breaks. Make it a point to give your body a break by walking around for five minutes every hour or at least get up to get a drink or look outside. You could even get up and perform a few stretches. 

Understand Proper Posture

If you’re used to sitting with poor posture, it can be difficult to change your ways. For one, it’s a habit. For two, it may feel uncomfortable to shift your body into the right position. And thirdly, it’ll take you to actually think about sitting with proper sitting with proper posture at first. 

Proper posture is when you have both feet on the floor. You’re sitting up straight and tall with your shoulders down and slightly back. At first, this may feel awkward, but when you think about it for a week or so, it’ll start feeling more natural and won’t take thought. 

You’ll feel the difference, and that’ll inspire you to want to continue to have good posture when you’re seated. 

Choose the Right Chair  

Let’s say you have days when you work from home on your business. While it might seem like it’s a way to relax and sit on the sofa or in your bed, it helps to have a designated chair, preferably an ergonomic office chair. It should have back support and can be customized to your body, such as being able to rise and descend. 

At Awesome Website Guys, we might be experts when it comes to Myrtle Beach web design, Delray Beach web design, web design in Wilmington, and marketing throughout the country, but we’re also huge proponents of encouraging our small business owners to live the best lives possible, and we do that by providing lifestyle advice with value.

If you need a marketing company to give you a bit less time in front of the computer, contact us today for a consultation at 910-352-7288, or use our online form.