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  • Writer's picturePaul Villanueva

Improve Your Posture While Working From Home

If you're like many Americans you are working from home or have been spending a lot more time at home. It's easy to get comfortable and not notice your posture. Although, you might not think about it but posture is important. Also, it might be the cause of much pain but we'll be going over some tips on how to improve your posture.

Increase Movement

Long work days from home means you're more relaxed in different comfortable positions. The probability of getting up and moving around are low if you are comfortable. Also, this means you're not taking as many breaks because you feel that you're relaxed. So, this leads to lack of movement and getting your body moving. We recommend getting up from time to time to increase movement.

This is not only good for your physical health but your mental health as well. According to Psychology Today taking breaks at work can boost your work performance. Taking a break replenishes your mind, helps your work productivity, and increases energy. Work breaks are the perfect time to stretch and get your body moving. This is good for your posture because it gives you the opportunity to re-adjust; and correct any improper posture.

Correcting Improper Posture

If you are behind a computer for long periods of time you might find yourself slouching. This can occur because your computer screen is too low, you are tired, or lack lumbar support. Slouching is not good because it can cause muscle tension, back pain, and reduced circulation. If you catch yourself slouching it's important to correct this issue.

You might not have given this much thought but a good chair can help prevent slouching. A chair with proper back support can encourage you to sit properly. When looking down at a screen or cell phone you tend to look down and slouch your neck. We recommend setting your computer screen or raising your cell phone at eye level. It might feel weird at first but you'll definitely notice a difference after some time.

Improve Your Posture

There are many things you can do to improve your posture at home, work, or wherever you spend a lot of time. You can read our blog - Stretches You Can Do At Work - which are good to do whenever you take a break. Other good practices are Yoga, stretches, or any other exercises that you can do from home.

We recommend scheduling an appointment in order to give you more specific advice based on your health. It's easy to schedule - book online: contact us - or give us a call at (310) 259-7748

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