On average, you spend about 13 hours in a sedentary position with minimal movement. For instance, it is sitting at your office desk in a regular 9 to 5 job or spending hours in the library or gluing yourself to screens such as laptops and cellphones. Without a doubt, sitting is a major part of everyone’s daily routine.
In the midst of your busy life, you often forget harmful sitting can be to your health – especially, your back and spine. You won’t take this into account until you feel the nagging back pain, which will be a reminder for you.
Having poor posture is – without a doubt – a bad habit, which can cause stress onto your spine and this could also potentiallycause or lead to joint instability and breakdown of spinal discs.
When you have back pain, you feel difficulty working. It likewise affects your ability to sleep and exercise. Similarly, when you slouch, you will have an increased spinal pressure, which is about 190mm.
1. Counteract Bad Posture
Common postural problems from extended screen time usually include a forward head position along with upper back and rounded shoulders. Pull your chin back and draw the shoulder blades down towards each other – is a great way to start retaining your body. We recommend doing it before start working or on your lunch break. In addition, add posture correction exercises to your routine in order to balance both front and rear muscles. These exercises will help you strengthen your core.
2. Ergonomic Office Setup
Do you work at a desk? Well, this could be a problem because sitting continuously can put added stress on your back and spine. So, we recommend you to have office equipment that provides comfort to your body. So much so, it is essential for good posture. For example, at the office, you can position the computer screen at the right height. This will help train your head and neck to sit comfortably at a good angle.
At the same time, it is important to match your mouse and keyboard position with your arm proportions – again, this will prevent you from shortening your pectoral muscles, rotating your shoulders, and/or weakening your upper back.
3. Use the Pomodoro Method
The pomodoro method is used to break work time into small periods with micro-breaks. You can use the break to perform an exercise or posture-correcting stretches. Do this in routine and with the passage of time, you would be able to maintain a good posture. Moreover, you can optimize your home or work environment with reminders, applications, and gear to check and correct your posture.
One of the best gears that can help you correct your posture is “Win Posture.” The product uses cutting-edge smart technology and you can use it to correct your bad postures. For instance, Win Posture has high-quality smart sensors with the ability to senseyour bad posture – so, when it detects your bad posture, it will vibrate to remind that you need to change your posture right away.