Sitting all day in a car, in front of a computer, on a couch… is a leading reason why 80% of people end up with back pain at some point in their lives.
A few simple changes in the way you sit at work can help you feel better!
Keep your head up.
Align your head and neck right above your shoulders and avoid leaning forward.
Be picky with your chair
Choose one that allows your lower back to rest against a lumbar support, and tilt the back of the chair so it’s just slightly reclined.
Plant your feet in the ground
Keep your feet flat on the floor and shoulder-width apart to quiet tension in your knees and ankles. Avoid high heels as often as possible.
Don’t cross your legs
You can’t keep your spine straight and your shoulder at the same level if you sit cross-legged. You may get out of alignment and raise your risk of varicose veins.
Take breaks and loosen up your body
Get up at least once an hour, walk to go to the bathroom, use the stairs, stretch your shoulders, back, neck, and legs. You need to boost your blood circulation and loosen up your whole body.
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