Do you think WFH has increased neck and back pain?
For many, this April marks one year of working from home for most non-essential workers. The mundane 8–9 hours of work in the office every day was transformed to remote working thus creating new forms of working postures. Like, working from the dining table in the morning to moving to the couch by noon, to sitting on the beds and working, and some even to the washroom. The only constant cruising through from one corner of the house to another corner is the neck and body pain that follows.
While working in an office we sit in rolling chairs and maintain a certain body posture, because one, it is a professional setting, and two because of the lack of space. Even then, people who have the option move to the cafeteria or some corner in the office for a change of environment. Nobody who works in a 9–5 office will deny the longing to just lie down and work and WFH has made it happen. But there is no denying the neck and back pain.
Another reason for the increase in neck and back pain is can be because of missing physical activity and we are not talking about working out or gym here. Just the mundane act of walking, commuting to the office, or grocery shopping to name a few. The lockdown has been lifted but the lifestyle adopted during the lockdown has left people less active thus resulting in neck and back pain.
Stress is frequently connected to neck and back pain. With so much pressure to maintain a work-life balance while tackling a global pandemic at the same time can cause a lot of stress and anxiety. This combined with bad postures while working is the reason for the increased neck and back pain. The only solution here is self-love and self-care because nobody can main a stable work-life balance other than you. Since COVID19 is still at large and it is not safe to go to public gyms and workout spaces, make sure that you are doing some physical activity that will serve as a stress reliever.
So, if you are reading this blog lying down or curled up on a couch, change your posture and hydrate yourself. If you think WFH has increased neck and back pain, share your opinion on Rizzle by responding to this prompt.
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