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Work Long Hours? Back Pain Relief for Entrepreneurs
When people think about being an entrepreneur, they think of tailored suits, a commanding presence, and the success that comes from working hard.
But what happens behind the scenes?
In short: years and years of being hunched over at a desk striving to make your dreams come true.
When your dreams do come true, you have to be able to enjoy it! And you won’t be able to enjoy it if you’ve developed back pain as a result of incorrect posture while at your desk or work table.
Entrepreneurs are especially vulnerable to back pain because of their long work hours, and frankly, their doggedness.
Being completely involved and in the zone means you may not be paying enough attention to your posture.
Is Your Work the Source of Your Back Pain?
You’ll definitely notice if you’re in pain. Sometimes, finding out the cause is not as simple.
When you’re at your desk: are your eyes looking forward? Is your head up, and your shoulders relaxed? Is your back both erect and supported? Is your screen at eye-height? Are your feet firmly on the floor or a footrest?
If you answered no to any of these questions, your body position at your
workstation is causing immense damage to your body.
And don’t think you’re not at risk because you’re young! There has been an increasing trend of back and neck pain among adults aged 20-40.
The Risks and Losses of Back Pain
As mentioned above, one of the most heartbreaking results of prolonged back pain is not being able to enjoy the fruit of your labors. Back pain can be debilitating, especially if left untreated, to the point that it can decrease your quality of life. As an entrepreneur, you’ve put in the work, and you deserve to enjoy the results.
Back pain can also make it more difficult to reach your goals in the first place. In fact, back pain is one of the most common reasons for missed work as fifty percent of Americans report having back pain symptoms annually.
There are also psychological and social ramifications of back pain.
Driven individuals often don’t want to be perceived as weak.
Maybe that’s even what’s holding you back from purchasing an ergonomic chair. Yet, back pain will not only make you look weak, but it literally weakens the muscles around the spine because they’re not doing their job when your body’s not in correct posture.
Chronic pain such as back pain imperils your health, and can deteriorate to the point of requiring surgery. This can cost thousands of dollars, not to mention pain and peace of mind.
The fact of the matter is that sitting can destroy your health. If done improperly, sitting poses a risk of death similar to those posed by obesity and smoking.
How to Solve the Problem of Work-Induced Back Pain
It all comes down to your chair. Really, it’s that simple.
Your body was meant to move!
On top of taking regular breaks and stretching regularly, you need a chair that will move with you while you work. And there’s only one like that on the market.
The ALL33 BackStrong C1 was built after years of research and prototyping with Sit-in-Motion Technology. Unlike other chairs, which have seats attached to stationary posts, the BackStrong C1 has a swing-like saddle that moves with you and allows your spine and hips the mobility they need for pain-free, perfect posture.
It gently guides your back into the correct position without you even having to think about it. Because you have enough to think about already!
Optimize this aspect of your life and you’ll reap the benefits for the rest of your life.