Healthy Tip Sheet - July
Steps to Better Posture
Align Your Head with Your Body
Maintain a good posture by sitting upright with good lumbar support from your chair, and keep your head aligned properly. Avoid a forward head posture.
Keep your monitor centered in front of your body to avoid neck strain, use a chair that helps you keep proper hip and spine alignment, and take keyboarding lessons (so you don’t have to look down!)
Slouching tightens your chest muscles, which can lead to over curvature of the spine and weak muscles in your upper back.
Exercise and Stretch
Stretch your hips, glutes and hamstrings. Ensure your thighs are parallel to the floor and your torso’s weight is supported by your chair.
Sit Upright and Move Feet
Crossing your legs at your desk can lead to poor circulation and misaligned posture. Sit upright with your feet on a flat surface such as the floor or a stable footrest. Move your feet frequently to increase bloodflow.
Want More Information?
Visit www.BlueHealthAdvantageNE.com for additional health and wellness information and to take the Monthly Health Challenge – Straighten Up at Work.
The information contained in this release has been carefully reviewed for accuracy. It is not intended to replace the advice of your physician or healthcare provider.