How To Sit With Sciatica
Sciatica can be a very disturbing problem for your daily activities. Especially if you have to work all day by sitting to run your work. So how to sit with sciatica? Pain that is felt when sitting can make you uncomfortable in work, this also can make you unable to concentrate on work.
The pain that is felt in the buttock, low back to the legs can make your sitting feel very sick. And sitting is an activity that is often done in your daily activities, such as sitting in your office, driving from home to work, and eat with your family.
To reduce the pain you experience due to sciatica you should use ergonomic principles for your daily activities such as using sit to stand desk or chair that can be adjusted with your posture. By doing this you can reduce the pain you suffer at work.
How To Sit With Sciatica
Sitting too long is not good for your spine, therefore you should take a break after sitting 45 minutes – 1 hour. To reduce the pain when you sit choose an ergonomic chair. Because this chair can support your spine in its natural position and protect your lumbar if you choose ergonomic office chair that has lumbar support. Additional tips when you sit down are:
- Do not sit with your legs crossed
- Both feet flat touch the floor
- If working with a computer make sure the screen is at eye level
- Adjust the position of your keyboard and mouse to avoid bending
- Choosing a chair that has wheels can make you not have to spin
Take A Stand
If you can not sit why not try to stand. Spine-health suggests that standing by once working can be beneficial for those of you with sciatica. You can use sit to stand desk as a means to work. The study, published in the Journal of Health and Physical Activity, a study conducted on 74 people measured how many calories were burned while working with computers, watching TV, standing or Running on the treadmill. Here’s what they found:
- When sitting, study subject burn 80 calories/hour – the same when typing and watching TV
- When standing, calories burned only slightly more than the sitting position of 88 calories/hour
- Walking burns 210 calories/hour
Therefore working with a stand can burn a few more calories than sitting. According to Wikipedia working with standing has several benefits.
- Burning Calories
- Varicose veins
There is research (1) which mentions that there is not enough evidence that standing is better than sitting. Calories burned more than sitting can be replaced with multiple banana chips. So about sit to stand desk still need more research.
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