Ever since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, many have had to self-quarantine. At first, many were excited to stay at home and catch up on the shows that they had missed and the video games that they had wanted to play. Especially since there was nothing else to do with schools and jobs starting to shut down, people were given an overwhelming amount of free time. Some tried to make lists of changes that they wanted to make by the end of the quarantine, such as becoming more athletic, but within a few weeks, that idea was thrown out the window. It was easier to be lazy rather than productive, so people chose to relax and entertain themselves.
I also followed the same trend that many followed, and I quickly found myself watching youtube or playing video games for hours on end. For the first few weeks, I felt great because I could talk with my friends and watch all of the shows and movies that I wanted to watch during school, but I eventually realized that my body had started to ache.
Now, I would like you to take a moment and think about what you have done over the past few months. Most of the activities that people do while home need to be done sitting down. Watching youtube and playing video games requires being seated. Even more productive activities, such as learning an instrument or reading a book, require sitting down. Upon realizing this, I began to stand up and walk around the house more often and take more walks outside.
But once school started back up, I had to go back to sitting in front of a screen for hours on end. My back started to hurt again, so I tried to find solutions that would relieve my pain. After a quick search on the internet, I saw a few ways that people relieved back pain at home. The obvious solution, exercise, was a great idea but there was no way that I could do this regularly when I had school work. Some people suggested buying a desk or gadget that could raise my laptop so I could stand while doing my work, but the only thing that sounded worse than sitting down for eight hours per day was standing up for that time.
Eventually, I stumbled upon the idea of buying a beanbag. At first, I thought the idea was preposterous because in my mind a beanbag was a sack of foam balls that lost its glamour after just a few weeks. But I learned that those were the cheap ones instead of the slightly more expensive ones that were guaranteed to last a long time. After consulting with my parents, we decided to buy two for our family. Now that I have used them for the past few weeks, I can confidently say that they are extremely comfortable and mold to your sitting position so that your body does not hurt.
Overall, I would recommend checking out beanbags if you find your back sore due to long hours of sitting. Although it would be great to have the time to work out regularly, many do not have this option. So stop suffering and try out beanbags today.