If you have had an office job you know how tough it can be to avoid the pull of gravity and the pitfalls of slouching. However, there is hope! There are plenty of little tricks to help in your fight.
Set up your workstation so that when you are looking straight ahead your eyes meet the centre of your screen. This will also help keep your ears inline with you shoulders, reducing the strain on your neck
A lumbar pillow supports the natural curve in your low back. For an easy solution scoot your buttock back in the chair as far as it can go, roll-up a bath towel, and use a bungee cord to attach it to your chair.
Our bodies were not designed for long period of sitting. Muscles get weaker, blood flows slower, problem-solving declines, and life expectancy drops.
The goal is to get up every hour. Print one document at a time, walking to the printer for each one; take the stairs between floors; walk to your co-workers desk instead of texting; choose a bathroom that is further from your desk…urgency allowing. Incorporating these small changes into your day will also help improve your mental efficiency and concentration as well as keep you healthier.
Now with the yoga craze you can get away with stretching at your desk without the social judgment. Check out YouTube videos for Desk yoga
The correct way to sit is with your feet flat on the ground; hips and knees at 90 degrees. Try not to have them crossed out straight out in front of you. If having your feet flat is uncomfortable use old textbooks to prop your feet up.