06/18/2021 | News release | Distributed by Public on 06/17/2021 18:02
By Sara Butler
Chances are that you've heard something about your posture your entire life. It may have started at home when your mom told you to sit up straight -- or maybe at school when your teacher told you the same thing. Good posture is vital to your continued health and wellness, which is why it's a good idea to understand proper posture no matter where you are or what you're doing.
You see, there's simply not one type of posture that applies to all situations. During your day, in everything you do, there is a way you should hold and support your body to help support your health. Here are three common situations that often challenge good posture and the key to keeping your posture perfect during each -- think of them as posture life hacks you can apply to your arsenal.
No matter where your desk is located, either at an office or at home, it's a place that is the scene of a lot of poor posture throughout the day. Sitting down at a desk for several hours can put a lot of stress and strain on your body and make it difficult to maintain proper posture. Luckily, there are some hacks that help encourage better posture, even if it's not something you're actively thinking about.
Take a look at your desk. Are your eyes level with the screen of your computer? If not, it should be right at or slightly below eye level so you don't have to tilt your neck to see it. Tilting your neck even a couple of degrees for long periods of time can put a lot of stress and strain on your neck, shoulders, and upper back, so avoid it with the proper setup.
Next, look at your chair. Is it a chair that properly supports your body by being adjustable? Both the arms and the height of any office chair you use should be adjustable so you don't have to sacrifice the alignment of your body for comfort. If a fancy desk chair isn't in the cards (or the budget), then you should take some extra steps to better support your body. You can do this by:
Most people have an endless list of projects they want to accomplish. If you've decided to start tackling your list and become a DIY warrior, then kudos to you! However, it's important to keep a few things about your posture in mind so you don't DIY yourself into a back injury. Some important tips for both DIY safety and posture perfection include:
When you think of gaming, you probably don't automatically think about proper posture -- but you should! Playing games while sitting in a chair is not a normal position your body was made to assume. After all, gaming is a modern activity, which brings with it risks to your posture along with your health and wellness.
Gaming requires a lot of sitting, which isn't exactly a healthy thing. Increased sitting can lead to an increased risk of chronic illness such as diabetes and heart disease. It also happens to be bad for your spine.
You can combat poor posture while gaming by:
Talk to the chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic for more practical tips about improving your posture, no matter what it is you're doing.
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