IS THERE A CORRECT SITTING POSTURE?

Living in the digital age finds us spending longer hours at our desks, with many of us wondering if there actually is a correct sitting posture? While there is no universally agreed sitting posture, there are some good principles that are recognised to be beneficial. It’s important to note that each individual is unique in their own way, and what is considered optimal for one person can be different for another. Factors such as body type, physical shape, ergonomic circumstances, and the type of work all play a part in deciphering what is optimal for a particular person.

IS THERE A CORRECT SITTING POSTURE?

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Here are 4 guidelines to help figure out the optimal sitting posture for you

 1. ACTIVE SITTING

While there’s no one size fits all ‘correct’ sitting posture that’s universally accepted, it is suggested that making small adjustments to your posture during sitting helps to promote muscle engagement and prevent negative effects of prolonged static positions.

2.ERGONOMICS

Correct ergonomics may play a role in promoting an optimal sitting posture, helping to reduce the growth of musculoskeletal symptoms. Ensuring your chair and display screen (e.g. monitor or laptop) is adjustable to encourage a healthy posture and comfortability is recommended. It is also noted that ergonomic training in conjunction with an adjustable chair and display screen may help to reduce symptoms further.

3.MOVEMENT, STRETCH, BREAK

Prolonged static sitting is shown to be associated with negative health effects, it is important to take regular breaks between long periods of sitting . A short walk and basic stretches has shown to help alleviate added stress on your muscles and reduce the risks involved with prolonged sitting.

4.SEEK HELP!

Achieving a healthy sitting posture is important for everyone, but so is the on-going well being of your body. Fortitude Chiropractic can help to ensure you get the care you need for your musculoskeletal health by reducing and preventing symptoms worsening.

Give us a call on (08) 6184 8835 or book online today and start making a difference!