5 Tips to Improve Your Posture

 Whether you work from home or are out and about all day, it’s important to keep an eye on your posture. Most adults develop poor posture over time, and there are many factors that cause this.

Your work station is often the main culprit and it’s not good for you to be slouched over a laptop all day. It’s also important to get the right kind of physical activity and limit your screen time instead.

Here are five tips to improve your posture.


Don’t slouch

There are many reasons why you shouldn't slouch. It pushes your organs together and causes back and neck problems. Sitting or standing up straight although it might seem difficult to get in the habit of is actually very beneficial. Try to consciously hold your head up high and keep your shoulders back. This will actually make you look slimmer and healthier as well.

Limit screen time

Sometimes you need a break from staring at a screen all day. If you’re watching loud movies all the time, this is even one of the first signs of hearing loss, it could also put a strain on your eyes. It’s important to look away from the screen from time to time. If you work on a computer, take regular breaks to move around and look somewhere else. Otherwise, you might get headaches, neck problems, and of course, poor posture.

Do more physical activity

It’s important to try and develop healthy habits to improve your comfort rather than sitting around all day. Start a new physical activity. Yoga and pilates are recommended for posture, but all physical activity will be beneficial. If you work with a personal trainer, they will also be able to give you some tips on how to improve your posture. This way you’ll be motivated as well.

Invest in ergonomic equipment

Don’t underestimate the importance of work station ergonomics. You need to ensure your desk, chair, and electronic equipment are all set up in an ergonomic fashion. This will help to prevent poor posture and repetitive strain injury. As many people are working from home now, you need to make sure your home office is properly kitted out with the right ergonomic equipment. This way you’ll be able to work comfortably in the correct position. You’ll be surprised how much difference it makes to your posture and your health. It will most likely make you more productive and motivated to work as well.

Adjust your car seat

It’s also important to adjust your car seat to a more ergonomic position. Many people suffer from poor posture due to driving a long commute in an improper position. Here is an ergonomic driving guide which states how you can make your car more comfortable. Don’t neglect your posture when you’re driving either. It may be tempting to slouch and lean back, but it’ll be better for you in the long run if you sit closer to the wheel, for example. You’ll notice the difference and your posture will improve soon enough.

Hope these tips always come in handy for you guys in more ways than one.


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