This new series is designed to help you understand the how movement prevents injury. We will present an example each week on how you can help yourself with one specific movement or task during the day.
Today we discuss sitting at the computer (cue scary music). When we sit for long periods, even 10 minutes or stronger, our bodies will adopt a slouch position.
This causes increased pressure in the low back and neck as well as oxygen deprivation to the tissues.
If you sit for long peirods, take a moment to fix your posture and help reduce the strain on your back and neck.
- make sure your feet are flat on the floor
- get your bum to the back of the chair
- shift the weight from the back of the bum to the front of the bum
- make yourself taller (like mom always said)
- chin in a bit
Now….get back to work.
If you do this on a regular basis (2 seconds of shifting every 20-30 minutes) your body will appreciate it and you will feel less nagging at the end of the week.
Stay Healthy and Keep Moving.