October 15, 2019

8 Tips to Sit Properly

Most of us spend most of our day sitting, and so how you sit can have a huge impact on your posture and your health. We are huge advocates of standing desks, but in some cases that isn't possible.
So, how do I sit properly? Here are 8 tips:
1. Pull your shoulders and your neck and head back. Take a deep breath, expand your chest as much as you can. This will automatically correct your posture.
2. Adjust the chair height so your feet are flat on the floor and your knees are in line (or slightly lower) with your hips.
3. Sit up straight and keep your hips far back in the chair.
4. The back of the chair should be somewhat reclined at a 100- to 110-degree angle.
5. Ensure the keyboard is close and directly in front of you.
6. To help your neck stay relaxed and in a neutral position, the monitor should be directly in front of you, a few inches above eye level.
7. Sit at least 20 inches (or an arm’s length) away from the computer screen.
8. Relax the shoulders and be aware of them rising toward your ears or rounding forward throughout the workday.

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