It’s easy to lose track of how you are sitting when you are at a desk working or studying all day. The truth is that good posture when sitting carries a multitude of benefits for your overall body and health.
Keeping a correct posture can assist you in reducing any aches and pain felt when seated, as well as improve your overall posture when you are standing and moving around. Here is the best way to maintain a correct posture when seated:
When sitting on a chair, it is best to have your bottom and your upper back and shoulders touch the back of the chair. Ensure your lower back is not pressed against the back of the chair, but rather has some space from it. Keep your feet flat on the floor at a 90 degree angle and keep your weight balanced on both sides of your body.
If you happen to be sitting in a chair that does not have a back rest, you can rest your elbows and arms on a desk to relieve any pressure on your shoulders, while keeping your feet flat on the floor and your weight evenly balanced throughout your hips.
You may need to adjust the height of your chair and desk (if possible) to achieve the ideal sitting position, but if this is not possible, follow these guidelines as best as you can with the current seating arrangement you have.
Being mindful when seated at a desk and checking in with yourself to make sure you are practicing correct posture can help ease any current pain you may be experiencing, while preventing potential future injuries.
In addition to maintaining a correct posture, it is essential to get any aches or pain that you may be experiencing checked out by a certified chiropractic or massage therapist to determine what is going on, and how you can improve and heal any issues related to your joints or muscles.
The certified Chiropractors and Massage Therapists at The AIM Clinic are here to help you address any concerns surrounding joint or muscle pain you may be experiencing. Contact our clinic in Pickering at 905-492-8688 and get your journey to wellness started today!