By: Bill Waters - Staff Writer
Published: May 18, 2021

Office Posture Tips

Office Posture Tips - Here are a few tips for those that sit in chairs all day. Your posture is important and many of us hunch our backs because of habit. The office is notorious for this problem and many people suffer from back pain and damaging spinal structures as a result.

We have some office posture tips to improve you back. Back pain may be the result of poor ergonomics if the back pain is worse at certain times of day or week. This can happen if you are sitting in front of a computer. The pain starts in the neck and moves downwards into the upper back, lower back and extremities.

The first thing you want to do is move or walk around. Muscles can put extra pressure on the neck and back as they tire. In order to maintain a relaxed yet supported posture, change positions frequently and take a break from sitting every half hour for two minutes.

It’s important to keep the body in alignment while sitting in an office chair and while standing. Distribute body weight evenly to the front, back, and sides of the feet while standing. While sitting in an chair, take advantage of the chair’s features.

You can do this by sitting up straight and align the ears, shoulders, and hips in one vertical line. Any single position, even a good one, will be tiring. Leaning forward with a straight back can alternate with sitting back, using the back support of the office chair to ease the work of back muscles. Also be aware of and avoid unbalanced postures such as crossing legs unevenly while sitting, leaning to one side, hunching the shoulders forward or tilting the head.


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