How To Help Your Posture As You Work From Home
As the way we work has changed, so has the tools we use and the space we sit in.
Although, there is not one single sitting method that will work for everyone, there are some provisions you can make in order to prevent long term back issues.
Posture Correcting Tips
- Make sure your feet are placed flatly on the floor.
- Ensure your legs are at a 90 degree angle, leaving space between the back of your knee and your chair.
- Similarly, ensure your arms are also at a 90 degree angle.
- Your desk should be approximately 2-3 centimetres higher than your elbow. For an accurate measurement, relax your shoulders when making the adjustments.
- Should your chair have an armrest feature, avoid using it, this may affect your posture as you rely on it for support. However, should the armrest align with the 90 degree angle, then you may use this feature.
- A chair with adequate lumbar support will allow for natural support and aid with your 90 degree seating position.
- Adjust your screen height in line with your new alterations.
- It is important to change your seating position regularly and alter your sitting position in accordance to your own personal needs.
Slouching occurs the longer you stay seated, therefore it is important you readjust your posture, or mimic your work habits and go for a brief 1 minute walk, as if you were in the office.
These tips also apply to scholars who may spend hours online studying. For tips on how to limit screen time and monitor what websites are accessed during school hours click here.