To maintain good posture, adopt the right sitting position and is a healthy and spinal bone. Most people can improve their meeting status by following a few simple guidelines.Sitting with a straight back and shoulder will improve not only the physical health of a person, but they may feel more confident.
Best sitting position
- keeping feet flat or rest them on either the floor or a footrest
- avoiding crossing knees or ankles
- maintaining a small gap between the back of the knees and the chair.
- sitting up straight and looking forward without straining the neck
- keeping the back against the chair, or using a backrest or cushion if there are places where the back does not comfortably meet the chair, especially in the lower back region
- keeping the forearms and knees parallel to the floor where possible
- holding elbows at the sides creating an L-shape in the arms
- avoiding sitting for long periods at a time, ideally taking at least a 10-minute break for every hour of sitting
- positioning knees at the same height or slightly lower than the hips
- placing ankles in front of the knees
- relaxing the shoulders.
Tips for sitting posture at a computer
- keeping the monitor at arm's length and no more than 2 inches above the natural line of sight
- customizing workspaces, for example adding footrests, wrist pads, or backrests
- using a standing desk to alternate between sitting and standing
- using an ergonomic chair, a yoga ball, or a knee chair
- trying out different keyboard and mouse types
- using a headset for long calls or dictating to reduce neck strain
- positioning the keyboard and mouse close together to avoid reaching
- getting up and moving around occasionally, especially when experiencing any muscle or joint pain
Sitting positions to avoid
- Sitting slumped to one side with the spine bent
- Keeping the knees, ankles, or arms crossed
- Sitting for a long time in one position
- Sitting for an extended period without taking a break
- Straining the neck for long periods while looking at a monitor, telephone screen, or document.
- Sitting in a position that does not fully support the back, especially the lower back.
- Dangling or not properly supporting the feet.