Author: sittingwell

Health Staff Discounts – For NHS Staff

We have just come across this website which looks like a must for anyone who works within the NHS.  There are a huge amount of savings for pretty much every type of business you can think of.  These discounts are available online and in store so before you head off shopping it would be well worth checking visiting www.HealthStaffDiscounts to make sure that a great saving could be there especially for you as a thank you for all your hard work within our healthcare...

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Simple Ways to Ease Back Pain

When you’re suffering with lower back pain or even low level backache, knowing what to do for the best to help ease the back pain can be confusing. There’s so much advice out there, some of it conflicting, when it comes to the right stretches. Some common suggestions, whilst giving a short term relief, can actually aggravate your back pain in the long term. We talked through this in a previous blog  – “Do you get back pain?“. This gives some clarity on stretching advice. To follow this we thought it would be useful to share 3 very simple...

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Posture – It’s Not Just About Back Pain

At Sittingwell we are interested in whole body health. Yes a lot of this site is focused around back pain but actually a good posture helps your whole body function better. I’m sure you’re aware of using correct ergonomics when you sit. You may have even had a desk assessment at work and it’s likely the emphasis was on reducing back pain.  However with a better posture while you are working (and through the rest of your day), you are getting many more benefits. Maintaining Great Communication: The nerves that communicate with your muscles and organs below your head...

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Lower Back Pain Exercise

Core strength and back stability tends to be focused on the deep abdominal muscles with lower back pain exercises to improve the endurance and strength of these deep stabilising muscles. Such exercises are imperative to help prevent back pain and as rehabilitation from any back injury. However, there is another important lower back pain exercise that is not often talked about. The muscle in question is Glute Med which helps to improve stability for the lower back (I think it sounds like the name of a Roman soldier!). It’s a buttock muscle so what does that have to do...

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Super sitting in three ways on one chair

We all know we sit too much. Modern living involves sitting whether at your work desk, in the car, or watching TV at home. Sitting has been described as the “new smoking”.               Do the above pictures look familiar? Often we end up slouching as we slide down the seat of the chair. Even if we sit correctly in the chair, then we have a tendency to slump particularly if working on a laptop. Even sophisticated, supposedly ergonomic office chairs create this effect despite many knobs, levers and other adjustment mechanisms. Having had...

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