9 Techniques to Improve Posture While Sitting at your Desk - Mackoul Risk Solutions | Condominium and Co-op Insurance on Long Island, NY Skip to main content

9 Techniques to Improve Posture While Sitting at your Desk

By March 5, 2012 April 15th, 2018 General Updates

If you are someone who spends a good part of their day slumped over a computer, did you know that slouching can cause many health related problems?

Straighten up your act! We don’t mean this in a do-it-or-you’ll-be-grounded type of way, but as a method of improving your posture while you are sitting at your desk five days a week (and sometimes more!). Proper alignment of your body can make you look and feel better.

Being mindful of your slouching can better your health by:

  • reducing back and neck stiffness and pain
  • helping digestion
  • increasing your energy
  • optimizing your breathing and muscle performance

Read these 9 Techniques to Improve Your Posture
if you sit in front of a computer for most of the day
:

  1. Make sure you invest in a supportive chair. If you spend enough time sitting, having a good chair can make a big difference in your comfort level.
  2. Invest in a good pair of shoes that support your whole body.
  3. Keep your feet on the floor.
  4. Keep a small gap between the back of your knees and the front of your seat.
  5. Adjust your backrest to support your lower back.
  6. Relax your shoulders and keep your forearms parallel to the ground.
  7. Keep the monitor at eye level to avoid bending the chin down.
  8. Make sure your elbows should be at a 90-degree angle while using a keyboard or mouse.
  9. Try to take a short break every hour.

(Source: Livestrong.com)

Improving your posture will help you avoid back, neck, and shoulder pain and can decrease headaches while improving your self-esteem. Good posture promotes a good body thus improving breathing, joint protection, and appearance.

We hope you’ve enjoyed this business tip. Remember, if you have any questions about your insurance, contact us at Mackoul & Associates, Inc at (516) 431-9100 or (866) 622-5685. We are standing by to help you.

Don’t forget to enter our contest to win Tiffany Stemware by March 29th, 2012!