Maintaining the natural lumbar curve in your low back is essential to preventing posture-related back pain. This natural curve works as a shock absorber, helping to distribute weight along the length of your spine.
When you neglect your posture, you invite chronic back pain. Standing up and exercising helps with adjusting postural distortions and can help stop back pain.
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With the 2020 pandemic, many people are required to stay home.
If you're one of these people, you may be noticing new aches and pains you did not experience at the office.
Many companies follow an ANSI-HFS standard in the design of their computer workstations, which incorporates ergonomic furniture and accessories.
Most homes don't have the space to accommodate ergonomic office furniture, nor do most people invest in it. If you're working from home using your computer on a regular table or you sit in a lounge chair or on your bed, chances are you aren't in a healthy posture. It could potentially lead to musculoskeletal injury, carpal tunnel syndrome, or even deep vein thrombosis.
View your computer screen with a straight neck. Put your screen in front of you at a comfortable viewing height. Don't look down at your screen or angle your screen, so you must twist your neck.
You may have to put the screen on a pile of books or on a cardboard box to raise it to a comfortable viewing position.
... to play games that require balancing and movement.
Playing any games while standing up is also an alternative, as sitting all day is bad for us.
Test your back and neck posture against a wall or check proper posture illustrations to find any areas you need to work on when standing.
Be more aware of your feet when you’re standing and adjust your weight so it’s distributed evenly across both feet.
Do pilates and other core strengthening exercises to help you stand taller and maintain a proper posture.
Yoga also does that and emphasizes body awareness and balance.
Whenever you're doing something that does not require use of your hands, turn them so that they're palm-side up. You also can do it while standing or walking, leaving your arms down at your sides a...
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