For the past year, the ways of working have changed profoundly. According to the 2020 research of the Smart Working Observatory of the Politecnico di Milano, the so-called “agile work” has entered the daily life of Italians and is destined to remain there: at the end of the health emergency it is estimated that agile workers, who will work at least in starts remotely, they will be altogether 5.35 million.
This profound change in habits and daily rhythms of life, together with a greater sedentary lifestyle and unsuitable postural positions maintained in the “new” work and study stations at home, have contributed to an increase in neck, lumbar and spine pain.
However, even at home, where one is not always equipped with an ergonomic chair, it is possible to create a comfortable workstation, establishing habits that help our body to maintain and respect its physiology and, therefore, to promote well-being.
From the experience of the physiotherapists of EpiCura, the first digital clinic in Italy which, thanks to a network of over 700 certified professionals, brings to the 10 main Italian cities (Turin, Milan, Rome, Florence, Naples, Bologna, Brescia, Genoa, Catania and Verona ) health and social welfare services, 5 simple steps to work and study from home without incurring annoying muscular problems.
Use a pillow to release tension
When sitting on a hard surface, bone-seat contact can create a compressive phenomenon of the sciatic nerve. The pillow allows you to cushion the compression and distribute the weight of the body over a larger surface.
Make the column adhere to the backrest
Keeping the back away from the backrest, over time, creates a chronic tension of all the paravertebral muscles which can give symptoms such as lumbar, dorsal and cervical tension and pain, burning in the scapular area. Help yourself with a lumbo-sacrole or back-lumbar pillow.
Use a foot lift
The support on the ground or on a footrest is extremely important to allow a good alignment of the spine. Crossing your legs is also fine as long as you alternate them.
Maintain control over your mind and body
A part of our brain always reminds us how we position ourselves, how we breathe, how our body experiences the activity I am doing. This allows us to change our attitude when necessary.
Take breaks and move often
Sitting must absolutely be balanced with movement. From simple stretching movements, walking or sports to rebalance mind, body, emotions.
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