Do you spend all day sitting at a desk? If you do, your posture and sitting habits may be having a negative impact on your health. Next time you're at your desk, try these worksite wellness habits to make sure you're not causing your body harm when you're at work.
- Check your eye line – One of the best ways to make sure you're sitting with good posture is to check your eye line. If you use a computer, the top of your monitor should be level with your eyes when you are looking straight ahead. If your computer is too low, you need to raise your computer so that your neck and back aren't bent in an unhealthy position.
- Use a supportive chair – The chair you use can have a big impact on your posture. A good chair should have armrests so that the weight of your arms doesn't compress your spine, and should be the right height to make your legs sit at a 45-degree angle when your feet are flat on the ground.
- Make sure your desk is the right height – Another important factor in sitting properly is using a desk that is the right height. Your desk should be high enough that your hands sit in a neutral position (not bent up or down).
- Try alternative work stations –Trying out different types of workstations can be a great way to improve posture and overall health for people who have trouble sitting at a desk. Desks tall enough for standing, switching out chairs for exercise balls or ergonomic office equipment, and other similar alternative workstation ideas are all worth trying.