How to Avoid Slouching in a Chair
Posted By: ethernum; Category: Health; November 3, 2008
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If you work in an office at a computer all day than you know how easy it is to slouch and hunch. This is the worst thing you can do to your spine. This slumping over also effects your cervical spine The muscles constrict leaving you feeling taut and tense, as well as fatigued. Here are some things you can do to avoid hunching over while sitting down.
While sitting in your chair, Place the tennis ball where ever you feel tense or discomfort. Gently move from side to side, rolling the ball back and forth slowly. You will feel the ball massaging your back. It has an acupuncture effect, opening meridians releasing connective tissue and contacting muscles, promoting blood flow
Sitting with your spine straight and feet on the floor. Make sure your feet are under your knees. Lift through crown of your head keeping your spine aligned. Draw your shoulders down and away from your ears. Now tilt your head to one side, inhaling and exhaling about 5 times. Allow the breaths to be deep and long. Repeat on the other side as well. DO this throughout the day. This exercise will release tension and remind you to keep your spine elongated , lift your body so your not slumping which can also cause headaches.
Remind yourself to keep your feet flat on the floor. Your feet should never be lifting off the ground.
Do not lean forward, always sit up straight. Be aware and conscious of this movement.
Using a wrist pad while typing helps tremendously. When you type, you have the tendency to lean forward which causes pressure on your sternum and shoulder blades. Relaxing your wrist on the pad as you type, will allow your shoulders to remain down away from your ears, hence less tension.
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