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Proper sitting posture

Most of us spend around 8 to 10 hours daily sitting down, be it at home or office. But not many keep an eye on proper sitting posture. Taking care of little things and keeping an eye on proper sitting posture will really help and save you from a lot of back pain in the future.

Here are useful tips which will help you in achieving and maintaining proper sitting posture

Proper sitting posture will save you from back pain

Do not sit on the edge of the chair. You have a proper sitting posture if you sit as far back in the chair as possible. Shoulders have to be down and back and buttocks all the way to the back of the seat,

You have to maintain all three back curves. To achieve a proper sitting posture, use a small, rolled-up towel between your back and chair.

Keep your feet flat on the floor by adjusting your chair or by using a foot rest. Body weight has to be evenly distributed on both feet.

Your knees should be at the same level as the hips and there should be at least 2 to 4 inches of distance between the edges of your seat. Try not to cross your legs.

Proper sitting posture at work

  • The monitor should be at eye level so that you only need to move your eyes to see the whole screen.
  • The monitor should be square in front of you.
  • The keyboard should be straight in front of you and easy to reach.
  • Keep the mouse close to your keyboard and work area.
  • Ideally your desk should be about belly button level with your elbows just below the desktop.

This tip is not directly connected to proper sitting posture, but it will help you to avoid back pain. Do not sit in the same position for more than half an hour. Get up and move around.

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