How to sit correctly at your desk

How often do you think about your posture whilst sitting at your desk working? The answer is probably never, or at least not until you start to feel uncomfortable and pain starts to set in your lower back. Sitting for long periods of time without getting up to move around or stretching at your desk can cause problems with your lower back areas as well as your neck and shoulders. This is as a result of your muscles tensing and stress and strain being put on these areas. For some, the pain can become unbearable.

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There are a number of things that you can do to help alleviate the pain that you may experience or to stop it from appearing in the first place. The most important thing is to ensure that you are sitting at a proper desk and if you need to find one you can Click this link to look through Next-Day delivery desks and find one that is suitable for the space that you have available as well as to fit your budget.

The next thing to do is to ensure that you are sitting correctly when at your desk. Having the right desk like the ones you can find above is a start and you also need to get yourself a proper chair. Once you have these items you then need to position your chair so that you can sit close enough to your desk to be comfortable and also be able to place your feet flat on the floor. Your legs should be natural hip-width apart and your knees at a right angle to the floor. If you can not reach the floor you might want to consider adjusting your chair’s height or being a foot riser that you can place beneath your feet.

You should also make sure that you are sitting at the back of your seat and your lower back is supported by the chair. Again if this is not possible you can buy back supports and back cushions that are designed to support your lumbar region. This is especially useful if you find that you start to slump down in your chair as the day goes by. Slouching in a desk chair will cause more pain in your back as your muscles strain and become tense in the position that you are sat in.

Once you have got your sitting position sorted you can then plan on taking regular breaks so you can stretch out your back and shoulders. This could simply be standing up and stretching your arms out in front of you and twisting your waist from one side to the other to help release any tension that may have set into your back.