The Right Sitting Position for You

The Right Sitting Position for You

Fullerton : CA : USA | Jul 01, 2012 at 11:52 PM PDT
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If you work in an office sitting in the same posture for hours, you need to be a little careful. A wrong sitting posture can affect your health in a very negative way.

A wrong sitting posture causes backache and neck problems. It is important to care about how you sit when working on a computer or studying.

Given below is the right sitting position for you. Make it a habit to sit properly and have a healthy body.

The Chair

Always, buy an adjustable chair so that you can adjust it according to your or your table’s height. The chair should be in a position to allow you to use your keyboard or write with your forearms leveled. This helps prevent strain injuries. Your elbows should also be positioned to form an L-shape.

The Table

Keep your table close enough so that you can easily rest your arms or hands on it. Keeping the table too far can cause strain as you will have to put in an extra effort. The height of the table should also be paid attention to. Do not buy a table that is too high or too low for you. The problem can be solved with an adjustable chair, but it is still preferable to go for something that suits you best. Also, avoid all your pressure on the table when sitting or standing. It strains your elbows and can cause problems in the long-run.

The Back

Mostly, backache has to do more with your wrong sitting position instead of anything else. When you sit on a chair, always make sure you reduce the strain on your back by adjusting your chair properly and sitting straight. Your bodyweight should never be on your back. Always, rest your hips right in the end and have your knees leveled. A footrest is also helpful in maintaining the position.

The Neck

This is one of the most delicate body parts. When sitting, make sure you pay attention to your neck. Always, sit in a position that requires minimum strain on the neck. Your computer screen should be right in front of your eyes so that you don’t have to tilt your neck to see it properly. Also, make sure you don’t put a lot of pressure on your neck when reading or writing. People often only bend their neck when doing certain tasks, which puts all the pressure on their neck causing strain.

The Eyes

If you are using a computer, make sure your screen is right in front of your eyes. Get a stand for your monitor, or an adjustable monitor to avoid this problem. Also, make sure you have your monitor at an arm’s length so that you don’t have to zoom in or zoom out to read something.

If you are reading or writing, make sure there is light in the room and your posture is not blocking it. Bending too much or keeping your eyes too close to the book or register is considered bad. Try to keep a calm posture when writing or working.

The Feet

Have your feet flat on the floor. Sitting with crossed or stretched legs can cause hip problems and blood circulation issues. Use a footrest if you have problems in keeping your feet at a comfortable level.

PaulCook is based in Fullerton, California, United States of America, and is an Anchor on Allvoices.
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