You must be aware that sitting too much can be very bad for your health. Sadly, the coronavirus pandemic has made it compulsory for a lot of people to work from home. If you want to avoid future problems with your sitting position, see how to sit correctly at your computer to avoid back pain and fatigue.
How to sit properly with your computer to avoid back pain and fatigue
In his book “Becoming a Supple Leopard”, Dr Starrett’s gave the following tips:
- Squeeze your bum as hard as you can.
- Pull your ribcage down to make sure it is aligned with your pelvis.
- Get your stomach tight with at least twenty per cent tension.
- Set your head in a neutral position and screw your shoulders into a stable position.
- You are not restricted to only sitting perfectly upright: You are allowed to lean forward or lean back while maintaining a braced-neutral spine.
Here’s a picture of braced neutral proper sitting posture in three positions:
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Dr. Starrett added, “The best way to avoid defaulting into a bad position is to stand up and get reorganized every 10-15 minutes. It’s almost impossible to remain in a good position for anything longer than that. I know—this is a pain in the ass and not always possible. But if you want to heal your body and reach your performance goals, you have to do the work. You have to make sacrifices. So pony up!”
I hope this article helps.