& Joint Day, 2023. Take a Pledge to Nourish Your Bones
& Joints to Stay Fit and Fine.
National Bone and Joint Day, celebrated on August 4th
each year, is an important occasion for raising awareness about the necessity
of preserving healthy bones and joints. Our skeletal system is the cornerstone
of our movement, allowing us to walk, run, and do daily tasks. However, many
people neglect the importance of bone and joint health until issues emerge.
There are some critical actions you can take to live a more active and
- Stay Active
- Eat a Balanced Diet
- Adequate Vitamin D
- Maintain a Healthy Weight
- Practice Good Posture
- Prevent Injuries
- Meet the expert at the right time
Currently, most of us are working from home, and it seems that this model will be in place for some more time. So, apart from the above-mentioned basic actions, one needs to take specific ergonomic actions to avoid bone and joint problems at the office while working from home too. As we spend long periods of time sitting at a desk, ergonomics becomes crucial in preventing pain, poor posture, and joint stress.
- Chair: Invest in an adjustable, ergonomic office chair with good lumbar support. Your knees should be at a 90-degree angle and your feet should be flat on the floor. Your spine's natural curve should be supported by the backrest.
- Desk Height: Ensure your desk height allows your arms to rest comfortably on the surface while keeping your elbows at a 90-degree angle.
- Monitor Position: Position your computer monitor at eye level, about arm's length away from your face. This reduces strain on your neck and eyes.
- Keyboard & Mouse: Keep your keyboard and mouse at the same level and close to the edge of the desk. Use a keyboard tray if possible to maintain a neutral wrist position while typing.
- Screen Glare: Adjust the screen angle and position to minimize glare from windows or overhead lights to reduce eye strain.
- Feet Support: Use a footrest if your feet don't comfortably rest flat on the floor. This may ease lower back strain and enhance blood flow.
- Breaks and Movement: Take regular breaks to stand up, stretch, and walk around. Long periods of sitting might be bad for your bones and joints.
- Proper Lighting: Ensure your workspace is well-lit to avoid straining your eyes and hunching over to see your work better.
- Phone Placement: If you frequently use the phone, consider using a headset or speakerphone to avoid cradling the phone between your ear and shoulder.
To conclude, adhere to healthy habits that encompass both mind and body, nurturing wellness, and staying physically active. By doing so, we safeguard not only our overall health but also promote bone and joint strength, ensuring a life of mobility and vitality that is without pain.