As they say, sitting is the new smoking. Singapore’s Women’s Weekly identifies exercises and stretches to prevent and alleviate lower back discomfort:

It might seem rather obvious that to counter the negative effects of sitting for too long you have to stand, but this might be harder than it seems. After all, we’re so used to being seated for most of our lives, especially at work.

What you could do instead, is to make more trips to the kitchen to get water by using a cup instead of a bottle, head to the toilet to relieve yourself and take the opportunity to do some of the stretches below.

Also, you could consider setting up a standing work desk and procuring a standing mat to make the experience less strenuous and more appealing.

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