Scenario: Because of the circuit breaker measures implemented to tackle Covid-19 by the Singapore government, you’re forced to work from home. Instead of this taking place in the office, you’re now hunched over your makeshift home office in front of your laptop trying to get work done as usual. All is well and dandy. After all, you’re used to a life of being seated for the majority of the day – until your lower back gives way and you’re hit with aches, strains, or worse, spasms. Because of the excruciating pain and discomfort, you’re finding it hard to concentrate and your productivity goes down the drain.
If this predicament sounds all too familiar to you, you need to change up your WFH lifestyle. Sitting, as compared to standing, feels very comfortable. But in reality, the seated position actually places your body weight onto your lower back. Coupled with bad posture, your lower back undergoes a beating from the immense pressure, which ultimately results in the unfortunate backache.
To prevent this situation from happening to you, we’ve rounded up nine exercises and stretches to ease your discomfort and strengthen the lower back. Do these a couple of times a day to break up your work routine and reverse the damage done by those long hours in the office.
However, if your pain persists or you suffer from debilitating pain, please consult a medical professional.