If you spend a lot of time in a vehicle, whether you drive a truck for a living or you’re a salesperson on the road locally, you may find that you develop a good deal of back pain. Most vehicle seats don’t align themselves to good posture and your back will quickly pay for that bad posture. There are things you can do, however, that may help you keep from permanently harming your back while you’re on the road.
Pick A Vehicle With The Right Seats
When you’re shopping for a vehicle try to find something that has comfortable seats that help you stay sitting up properly. If you drive a truck for a living and own your own rig, you might be able to invest in some seats that will help keep you from getting back pain and poor posture.
It may be difficult to find a vehicle with comfortable seats, as far as just an everyday car goes. Not everyone spends a grand amount of time in their cars, so many companies don’t consider this. Here are some other options.
Get Something To Put On Your Seat
You can purchase seat covers and cushions that will help make your seat more comfortable. Some of them simply help with point of contact (where you sit) while others may hit certain pressure points to help you have a far more comfortable ride or drive, and keep you from getting back or neck pain. Having these things may help you pay more attention to your posture while you’re behind the wheel.
Get Out And Do Some Stretches
When you spend an extended amount of time out on the road it is extremely important to get out and stretch from time to time. It can relieve tension, it can eliminate back and neck pain, and it can also help wake you up as you start to get tired behind the wheel. Whenever you’re at a rest stop, or even when you stop to gas up, get out and do some simple stretches and twists to work your body out.
Start Practicing Yoga
Yoga itself can help you develop better posture and will also help strengthen your back and neck. Start doing yoga on a regular basis, when you aren’t on the road. You’ll be amazed at the difference you’ll have with your back and tiredness even when you’re on the road for prolonged periods of time.
Your back is what keeps you moving so you definitely want to take care of it. If you develop back problems you may find it hard to keep your job driving. Instead of losing your livelihood take these tips to help keep your back happy and healthy.