How you sit is an important part of improved performance in sport as well as how you function as a human being. Poor posture not only affects the musculo-skeletal system but also compromises breathing patterns and can even negatively affect one’s mood. The problem is that many do not know what “good” seated posture really is and how to make changes.
Here are a few tips for you to implement TODAY:
1) “Seated Open Book” exercise to be performed once every 20minutes if seated for prolonged periods. Hold the chin tuck (straight back not down into your chest) and shoulder blade retraction (pulling them down and into your spine/mid-back) for three deep breaths. DO NOT allow the shoulders to rise with each breathe.
2) Sit on a Swiss Ball/Exercise ball while at work… make sure that your thighs are parallel with the floor and that the ball is properly inflated for your body size and comfort level.
3) Keep your computer monitor at eye level rather than looking down on the screen.
4) Be diligent! Performing postural exercises once each day is not enough. Performing them regularly throughout the day is the only way to make long lasting changes.
Yours in health,