Reminder Of The Importance Of Good Posture While Working From Home

Updated: Jul 20, 2020

Good posture is also known as neutral spine. When we have good posture, the muscles surrounding the spine are balanced and supporting the body equally.

Sitting and standing with proper postural alignment will allow one to work more efficiently with less fatigue and strain on your body's ligaments and muscles.

Normally, we do not consciously maintain normal posture. Instead, certain muscles do it for us, and we don't even have to think about it.

It’s important to stay safe and comfortable while you’re working at home. To start, good posture helps put less strain on supporting muscles and ligaments. It also allows muscles to work more efficiently, allowing the body to use less energy and helping prevent muscle fatigue. Even while working from home, keep the following tips in mind:

  • Keep your feet on the floor. Use a footrest if your feet don't reach the floor.

  • Don't cross your legs. Your ankles should be in front of your knees.

  • Relax your shoulders and keep your forearms parallel to the ground.

  • Avoid sitting in the same position for long periods of time.

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