07 - Our 2 Tips for Good Posture:

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Our 2 Tips for Good Posture:


Q. Is having good posture really that important?

A. Yes. It only takes as little as 9 minutes of sitting or standing with bad posture to strain your spinal joints and muscles… 9 minutes that’s all… and then, later that day or the next day you’ll be left wondering why your back or neck is sore…

In our experience about 60% of neck and back pain will be related to bad posture…

The good news is, when it comes to maintaining good posture there are only 2 things to remember:

1. Sit and stand straight. (don’t slouch, tilt or twist)
Especially if you are going to be in one position for a while, or doing something repetitive, or doing something strenuous.

2. Take stretch (movement) breaks every 20 - 30 minutes.
As we sit (or stand) we build up pressure in the spine as the bones are sheared forward on top of each other (it’s called creep) too much pressure = strain, getting up and moving around helps to relieve this pressure.

The only hard part about these 2 things is remembering to do them, use notes and reminders to help develop good posture habits. And you know what they say “good habits are as hard to break as bad ones”

Here's some pics of good postures:

good posture

sitting posture


sleep posture






Posture pointers:
Don’t let your head slump forward (keep your ear centered over your shoulder (from side on)…
Set appropriate chair, screen and keyboard height at desk…
Watch your posture using phone and ipads, etc…
Don’t hunch up your shoulders, keep them relaxed…
Don’t cradle phone in between head and shoulder…
Don't cross your legs. Your ankles should be in front of your knees…
Separate keyboard and mouse for laptops if using them for a long time…
Sleep on your back or side, not on your front…
Use 1 appropriately sized pillow…

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