Experts warn office workers to be aware of their posture
Paying attention to posture at work could save companies millions in employee sick days, says neck and spine authorities, NeckStar. Research has shown that back pain is one of the leading reasons for absence at work, with around three million individuals citing it as a cause for sick leave last year. Sick days costs UK employees in the region of £29 million a year, so encouraging those who are particularly susceptible to developing bad posture such as office worker to pay attention to how they sit is a worthwhile investment.
Ensuring any screens are positioned at the correct angle and at eye level can help reduce pressure on the neck and spine, which can cause debilitating back pain. Make sure the back is straight, with hips, ears and shoulders in line vertically is essential to good posture and spinal health, as is taking regular breaks where possible to move around. Where necessary, request ergonomic furniture or accessories from your employer to keep your posture positive.
Mario P of NeckStar, said, “We spend a big portion of our lives working, so it’s essential to make sure that we pay attention to our posture during this time to avoid injury and illness. For employees, it makes sense economically to ensure your workers have information and equipment they need to minimize any discomfort which could lead to long-term damage and subsequent sick days, which cost your business money. Of course, it is up to each individual to look after their own health – and the NeckStar can help you do just that.”
NeckStar’s specially designed portable headrest can be used during breaks from office-based works to bring the vertebrae in line, which helps to relieve the nerve tracts in the neck and spine. The handy, self-assembly structure can be used on any flat surface such as desks or tables and can make a big difference to preventing and reacting to any strain caused by bad posture.
To find out more about the NeckStar headrest and how it can assist with workplace posture, or to buy visit www.neckstar.com
Dakota Digital for NeckStar
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NeckStar is an innovative portable headrest that allows users to relieve pain and tension easily and effectively no matter where they are. Ideal for use after sport or physical exercise, at work or at home, NeckStar works to align the vertebrae and spin into a straight position, freeing the nerve pathways and strengthening the neck’s musculature structure.