If you have a desk job, you may experience the deterioration of good posture over time. You may not even notice that your posture is being affected by your desk job but overtime you may experience shoulder and neck pain or constantly being slouched over. This article will give you some tips for correcting your posture while sitting at a desk. In fact, we will provide many options for good posture while sitting at a desk that can work for a variety of body types and needs.
- Wear a brace. A brace can help you sit up straight. It can also help eliminate neck, back, and shoulder pain from being slouched over in your chair on a regular basis. Depending on the type of correction you need for your posture, you can wear a brace around your neck and shoulders for mild correction. If you have a need for increased correction of your spine, wearing a brace around your torso can help correct it with consistent wear. For the best results, it is important to wear the brace for at least 30 minutes a day.
- Adjust your computer monitor. When was the last time you looked at your computer monitor without having to adjust your gaze? If you have to look up or down at your computer monitor you may need to adjust it so that you can look straight ahead. Doing so will eliminate headaches and eye strain that may occur by looking at a screen that is not ergonomically correct.
- Adjust the position of your seat. Another way to help with your posture is to adjust your seat so that you can view the screen in a better way. Another way to help your posture is to push yourself all the way back into the chair and keep your feet flat on the ground. Adjust the chair to 100 degree reclined angle as it will help you sit more ergonomically. Finally, adjust the armrests so that your shoulders can relax while sitting in the chair.
- Walk around. Sometimes the best way to give your back a break is to get up out of your chair and walk around the office. If you have more time, take a walk around your building and use the time to talk with others. Getting up and stretching your legs can help you break up the time you are stuck sitting in a chair all day. Walking around the building can help your posture and allow for your limbs to get circulation. Sitting at a desk all day long and being sedentary can be harmful to your body over a long period of time. Being as active as possible while at your desk job has great health benefits.
By practicing these tips, you will be sure to correct your posture. Whether you wear a brace, adjust your seat and monitor, or walk around every hour, being proactive in improving your posture will pay off in the end.