Admittedly, sometimes after a long day at work it is hard to resist the temptation to take the train home and fire up Netflix or the like for ‘lock in’ & non-stop uninterrupted episodes of Game of Thrones, your favourite sport, or some version of reality TV. What a way to escape and not have to think about – well, anything…
For many of us now, with access to mobiles, social media and on demand telly, this is becoming more and more common place. We may not want to admit it, but Couch Potato is not just the hash brown left over form Sunday brunch, but in fact the way we end up through the week and weekends….it is certainly hard to resist when the episodes just keep coming.
Unfortunately, when we spend most the day sitting at the desk or in meetings and then do the same at home, the body does not often get the level of physical activity it needs to function optimally. The spine in particular is a machine that is built to move, and often this is where we feel the most aches and pains from sitting too long – especially sprawled over the couch with arms and legs in every direction!
When you sit on the couch – do try and keep your spine in relatively good line and maybe even get a little footrest to support yourself and throw a decent pillow behind your neck to support it – watch for excessive twisting or slumping of the body – then you can have your rest time without getting up in pain!