Ryan Ledendecker: “Thanks to a trusted mentor in my life, who works full-time as a mobility specialist and Crossfit coach, I’ve learned that sitting wrong, all day at work (some of us camp out in an office chair 10-12 hours per day!) can cause a very long and depressing list of health problems, which can ultimately end up costing you time and money in the future. Not to mention one of your most valuable assets – your strong back.”
“As funny as it sounds, you can actually seriously injure your body, over time, by having bad habits at work. I like the term, ‘tech injuries.’ Think about it – you spend 8-12+ hours per day, 5-7 days per week in the same, wrong position (most of us). I’m sure you can see the potential for disaster here.”
The article lists four problems: bursitis, tendonitis, Thoracic Outlet Syndrome and carpal tunnel syndrome.
“People, this is a very short list of musculoskeletal health problems that can be caused by something so seemingly insignificant as sitting at your desk improperly. There are more, and each one is painful and potentially debilitating in its own right. The long-term negative effects of poor posture in the workplace can wreak havoc on your life, as it can lead to all types of degenerative diseases.”