Sit up straight!
So many of us sit at a desk all day, it's important to follow these basic guidelines, both for your posture and for your health.
-If you work long hours at a desk and have the option, use a chair that's ergonomically designed for proper support and designed for your height and weight.
- If this is not an option, try using a small pillow for lumbar support.
-Align your back with the back of the office chair.
-This will help you avoid slouching or leaning forward, which you may find yourself doing after sitting too long at your desk.
-If you work on computers at an office, position the monitor on an angle a bit more upwards than you would if you were in more of a slouching position.
-This will force you to sit upright to see the screen better.
-As with standing posture, keep your shoulders straight and squared, your head is upright, and your neck, back, and heels are all aligned.
-Keep both feet on the ground or footrest (if your legs don't reach all the way to the ground).
-Adjust your chair and your position so that your arms are flexed, not straight out.
-Aim for roughly a 75- to 90-degree angle at the elbows.
-If they are too straight, you're too far back, and if they are more than 90 degrees, you're either sitting too close, or you're slouching.
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