Research shows that the seated professional is at much higher risk for low back injuries, since sitting places 2.5 times your body weight on your spine. Below are easy tips for improved seated posture:
- When sitting during the work day, make sure your computer screen is at eye level and directly in front of you to prevent any unnecessary forward leaning or rotational stresses.
- When sitting at a computer desk, the arms should be relaxed at one’s side during typing and operating a mouse, and not reaching forward, to prevent forward slouching and possible upper and lower back pain.
- When sitting in any type of chair, the shoulder blades should be back against the chair to prevent any increased stresses to the lumbar spine or to the neck and shoulders.
- If there is any uncomfortable pressure in the lower back from prolonged sitting, use of a lumbar roll can help to maintain the spine’s natural curve and decrease the unwanted stress.
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