Ergonomics is simply “fitting the task to the worker” rather than forcing the worker to fit the task. Applying ergonomic principles to work stations can help prevent a variety of conditions, such as back pain and carpal tunnel syndrome. Small adjustments to the position of a chair, keyboard, or monitor can lead to big improvements in employee comfort and productivity.
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Aerobic exercise stretches and strengthens the muscles that support your low back, which combined with healthy eating can also help you maintain your ideal weight. If you're overweight, the extra pounds add to the strain on your lower back. Aerobic exercise like walking, can help you lose weight.
The best position for resting the back muscles is lying on your back on your living room floor with a pillow under your knees and a rolled up towel under your neck. You can also lie on your side in the fetal position—bend the knees to reduce strain on the lower back and put a pillow between your knees, and under your head and neck to keep them level.