One way to check your posture is to use a mirror to see how you are sitting or ask someone to hold it up for you.
Look for signs of a poor posture-:
-sore neck or back
-It is very important to have an adjustable chair to match your work area.
-If you are at a desk for more than a few hours a day investing in a quality chair is very important.
Being aware of your posture via your physio or pilates instructor or yoga teacher is also a benefit.
Building a strong core and correct breathing techniquesare very important.
Tips for the best sitting position-:
- Adjust the height of the chair according to the height of the work area
- Ensure your shoulders are relaxed and without strain. (shoulders back ribs in)
- Feet must be flat on the floor
- Ensure the limbar support of the chair supports the natural curve of your spine
- Adjus the computer screen to the top is level with your eyes
- Keep your chin in and shoulders relaxed
- Keyboard should be placed for a natural support from the chair arm rests or table if no arm rests
- wrists should be straight when typing
- Take regular intervals (5 minutes every hour) and perform stretch and relax exercises