Chiropractic Wellness Program

Because the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way that most Americans report to work or school, it’s important that we consider ergonomics and our health as a result of this change. Most of us were not prepared for the changes we had to make, and in turn, we did the best we could with our home office setups.

Unfortunately, the effect that impromptu work-at-home setups have on spinal health can be quite negative. Sitting in uncomfortable chairs, leaning over short coffee tables, laying in bed, and working in confined spaces can be detrimental to overall health.

In addition to working in an uncomfortable environment, not getting enough sunlight or exercise, and eating more often, back pain and neck pain can be further compounded with weight gain.

Obesity paired with lack of exercise, lack of sunshine, and painful musculoskeletal conditions work against the body’s immune response. This in turn can make it much easier to become sick, and potentially die if exposed to the COVID-19 virus. In fact, a study posted in The Times UK stated that thousands of COVID-19 deaths were brought on due to patient obesity.

A man with low back pain sitting at a desk
Sitting for long periods of time, regardless of the setup’s comfort level, places stress and pressure on the spine. This leads to increased back pain and neck pain, which make it difficult to work and even more difficult to get exercise.
A graphic illustrating how different sitting positions put stress on the back
With these concerns in mind, it’s important for Americans to adjust their health needs along with their new working environments. To make the most out of home-working environments, it’s a good idea to take the following steps:

  • Purchase ergonomically-designed office furniture and follow ergonomic guidelines in order to maintain good posture while working.

  • Move computer monitors away from windows and increase font sizes in documents. With this, you can avoid having to lean forward to see your screen and reduce eye strain at the same time.

  • Keep your wrists straight and try to move your monitor to a position that allows your neck to remain straight.

  • Take breaks every 30 minutes to stretch and walk around.

  • Get regular exercise, even if you have to do so at home. Remember to drink plenty of water as well.

  • Take part in a wellness program and attend regular chiropractic appointments to ensure that your neck, spine, and extremities are properly aligned.

What Is A Corporate Wellness Program?

Workplace wellness refers to any activity or policy aimed at encouraging healthy behavior and improving health outcomes in the workplace, often with the aid of health-related incentives for employees.

These corporate wellness programs are intended to promote a comprehensive approach to employee well-being by fostering a healthy corporate environment.

Offering a corporate wellness plan that goes beyond typical health programs can encourage more health-conscious habits and improve health goals among employee groups. On top of this, a corporate wellness program works to enhance productivity maximizing human resource investment.

What Is the Significance of Corporate Wellness Programs?

Because many diseases may be avoided, incorporating a health-centric approach to corporate wellness programs is an effective way to educate employees about the need for developing better habits and the advantages of sticking to wellness goals. As a result, businesses are shifting from a one-size-fits-all strategy to a corporate wellness program that is targeted to meet the needs of the individual worker.

Employees spend a significant part of the day at work, therefore aligning wellness goals with work-life balance is necessary in order to achieve business goals. A corporate wellness program is essential to the success of any company. An effective corporate wellness program includes a wellness solution that is integrated into the company’s culture.

Employee wellness programs should continue to develop as time passes to satisfy the needs of employees who strive to accomplish their wellness goals while also supporting the company’s aims.

Having healthier staff reduces escalating healthcare costs, resulting in a significant increase in the company’s budget line. In addition, employees who have their health needs met are typically happier and more fulfilled, meaning that they are able to perform work tasks more efficiently, stay with the company longer, and grow as both employees and people.

Business professionals who are interested in adopting a corporate wellness program at their place of work are welcome to reach out to the Charleston Pain Relief Center.

At the Charleston Pain Relief Center, Dr. Angela Tharnish and her team can help individuals working from home or the office do so in the healthiest ways possible. By regularly adjusting the spine, providing nutritional counseling, ergonomic recommendations, and exercise tips, people can improve their health at the same time they improve their productivity. We welcome you to call us at 843-225-2550 or schedule an appointment.