Our sedentary lifestyle is one of the biggest reasons for rampant musculoskeletal pain. After all, cavemen ran to hunt and gather — and generally lived the opposite of what most of us “desk jockeys” do all day: sitting, hunched over in front of a screen.
In fact, even if you work out regularly, it’s not enough to combat the constant forward tug of modern-day living: slouching for seven or more hours a day, text messaging, driving in a car on a long commute and eating at your desk.
All of this can lead to what I call "disuse syndrome," when your muscles aren't given enough to do and they become weaker and smaller as a result.
And while these daily conditions aren’t going to change anytime soon, there are lots of easy actions you can take to help ward off the negative effects — at work, on the go, and at home.
Methods for the Office: