The average office worker sits about 10 hours a day. Here are 4 tips on sitting posture.
- DO keep your feet flat on the floor or on a footrest. DON’T sit with your legs crossed. This will stress to the spine and distribute your body weight evenly.
- DO keep your knees slightly below the level of your hips. DON’T place the back of your knees all the way back against the chair. Keeping a small gap between your knees and the chair will prevent any loss of circulation in your legs.
- DO adjust the backrest of your chair. Add a lumbar support roll when necessary. DON’T hunch or slump forward in the chair. Allow your spine to settle in its natural “S” curve.
-DO get up frequently for standing breaks. DON’T sit in the same position for long periods of time. Studies show that prolonged sitting is detrimental to your overall health. Try the Bruegger exercise for a periodic “sit break”