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What’s aching today? Easy ways to improve your posture at your desk.

By September 6, 2018News

The most common complaint we received when visiting workplaces is back, neck and shoulder pain. More often than not this pain is a result of poor posture when sitting at a desk for prolonged periods of time. Below is a guide for how to improve your posture at work, including tips from the NHS to decrease your risk of strains.

Support your back

Back pain can be reduced by making sure your lower back is being supported by your chair. A correctly adjusted chair will reduce strain on your back. Most office chairs are easily adjustable, so have a play around to find a position that is comfortable for you. Make sure your knees are slightly lower than your hips.

Don’t cross your legs

Women in particular tend to get into the habit of crossing their legs at their desk. As well as restricting blood flow to the legs, this can also contribute to bad posture, and may therefore leave you with muscle tension. Instead, make sure your legs are flat on the floor.

The most common complaint we received when visiting workplaces is back, neck and shoulder pain. More often than not this ain is a result of poor posture when sitting at a desk for prolonged periods of time. Below is a guide to how to improve your posture at work, including tips from the NHS to decrease your risk of strains.

Support your back

Back pain can be reduced by making sure your lower back is being supported by your chair. A correctly adjusted chair will reduce strain on your back. Most office chairs are easily adjustable, so have a play around to find a position that is comfortable for you. Make sure your knees are slightly lower than your hips.

Don’t cross your legs

Women, in particular, tend to get into the habit of crossing their legs at their desk. As well as restricting blood flow to the legs, this can also contribute to bad posture, and may, therefore, leave you with muscle tension. Instead, make sure your legs are flat on the floor.

Place your screen at eye level

The top of your screen should be roughly at eye level, if your screen is too low you will have to bend your neck which can be uncomfortable after a long period of time.

Take regular breaks

Sitting in the same position for prolonged periods of time, no matter how good your posture is can still cause strain and make you feel stiff. Make a conscious effort to take frequent short breaks to get up, stretch and have a walk around.

Get in touch for a chat about how we can help with your aches and pains. View our corporate massage page here.

The top of your screen should be roughly at eye level, if your screen is too low you will have to bend your neck which can be uncomfortable after a long period of time.

Take regular breaks

Sitting in the same position for prolonged periods of time, no matter how good your posture is can still cause strain and make you feel stiff. Make a conscious effort to take frequent short breaks to get up, stretch and have a walk around.

Get in touch for a chat about how we can help with your aches and pains. View our corporate massage page here.

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