Check Your Work Life Habits
“Sitting up straight in your chair isn't just good for your posture – it also gives you more confidence in your own thoughts, according to a new study.”
If you’re one of the millions sitting much of your day, focus on the work your body is doing by pretending you’re on camera, and then sitting tall.
Evaluate and change your work posture Feet
• Are you comfortable with both feet flat on the floor? This is a better choice than crossing your legs.
• Try bending one knee, keeping the foot on the floor, while stretching the other leg out. Change sides throughout the day
• Try moving back in the chair taking advantage of the back support to sit taller.
• Adjust your chair tilt during the day to relieve stiffness.
• Are your shoulders square to your keyboard? It’s not good to spend the day in a twist.
• Can you use your mouse without shifting your upper body? You may need to move it closer.
• Is your keyboard at the right level? Your shoulders should be relaxed, not hiked up around your ears when typing
• Is your head level when you look at your monitor? If you crane your head or hunch over to see, it’s time to stop and adjust your monitor height.
Take a Posture Break!
Take frequent Posture Breaks! People who spend over 12 hours a day sitting are at greater risk for back pain and other illness. Moving frequently helps to alleviate body and mind stress and gets your blood pumping which helps with creativity and productivity.