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The Benefits of Proper Posture at Work

For those who spend their workdays in front of a computer, slumping forward or backward often feels much more comfortable than sitting straight up for eight hours. But slumping and other improper posture techniques can do serious damage to your spine, neck, hips and other joints. Poor posture can lead to arthritis and joint pain, weak ligaments and muscle strain, just to name a few issues.

While there are some facets of posture that are well-known, some are surprising to read. But knowing how to sit and stand properly at work can save you a lot of pain down the road.

Sitting Properly at Work

If you are reading this while sitting down, freeze. Notice your posture. Are your shoulders hunched? Is your neck craned? Now consider your legs. Are they flat on the floor, or are they crossed in any way? These are all detrimental to your overall posture.

Here are some other tips to make sure you are sitting correctly:

Standing Properly

This slumped posture of sitting in front of a workstation for hours on end often translates into how we stand and walk. Just as sitting improperly can damage ligaments, muscles and joints, so can standing improperly. If you can, stand up and follow these tips to learn correct posture:

If you did this while reading this blog, chances are you feel a little silly. It will feel odd for a while, just as sitting properly will. But consciously making the decision to have proper posture will soon become natural, and your body will thank you for it.

Dealing With Neck Pain in Woodbridge

Improper posture, especially while sitting at work, can lead to major pain all along the spine, including the neck. If you need help with your neck pain in Woodbridge, let ACT Wellness help. Our chiropractic techniques, both traditional and cutting-edge, can have you feeling pain-free in no time. Contact us today to set up an appointment.