It’s Monday! This means it’s time to get back to work! It’s also a great time to start taking steps to improve your posture! Here are three easy tips to help you improve your desk posture to help you get out of pain, decrease stiffness, and improve your overall work and life experience.
Tip 1: Be mindful of your breathing. Your diaphragm, the primary breathing muscle, works best in a neutral position (IE good posture). The quality of your breath is a good indicator of your posture. Find the posture that allows the most effortless, inhale and exhale.
Tip 2: Change positions often. Being sedentary is not optimal, even if you are in perfect posture. Your body needs to move to stay limber and not get stiff, so it is important to move and change positions often. This limits the time that you might spend in poor posture.
Tip 3: Adopt the half kneeling position. All you need is a pillow or towel for your knee! The benefits include being able to change positions often and the ability to mobilize the front of your hip (which can often be stiff and cause lower back tightness/pain.
We hope you enjoyed these tips and can use them in your daily work life!