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Sitting at a desk, improve posture with Disk Dr WG30 G2

Sitting at a desk, improve posture with Disk Dr WG30 G2

For comfortable work at a desk, your chair should be at a height that allows your elbows to be about level with the keyboard. An office chair be able to swivel and should be on castors so that you can easily move round to answer the phone without twisting your spine. Never work with telephone wedged in between your ears and neck, this is asking for problems in the neck as it puts pressure on all the nerves and tiny muscles.

If you are working at a computer, check that the desk or table is at an appropriate height, too. Try to keep your ears, shoulders and hips in line, with the top of your computer screen just below the height of your eyes. 

If you spend a lot of time looking at paperwork, try to avoid hunching over it. Ideally you should have a stand on the desk so that any written matter is at eye level and you don't need to keep looking down or turning round. If your neck starts to feel tense when you're sitting, check that you are not losing correct alignment of the neck by jutting your chin out. This can lead to upper back pain. 

When sitting for any length of time, particularly at a desk we tend to slouch and let our ribcage rest on our hips compressing our abdominal muscles, restricting our breathing and limiting our movement. this can contribute to long-term back problems and lead to neck, shoulder and arm pain too. 

The secret of sitting correctly is to encourage the spine to lengthen into a neutral balanced position. By tilting the pelvis forward the spine holds its natural 'S' shape. Weight is then evenly distributed across the lumbar discs.

Some office working tips:

  • Maintain good posture, shoulders back, abdominal pulled in and spine long.
  • Don't cross your legs - this restricts circulation and pulls your spine out of alignment.
  • Check that your feet are flat on the floor or on a footrest.
  • Keep your forearms in a horizontal position and wrists supported when using a screen or computer.
  • Position the phone on your desk so that it is on the side you answer it to avoid twisting. If you're on the phone a lot in the day use a headset.
  • If you have a sedentary job, try to do something active - go for a brisk walk at lunch time or physical activity outside work. 


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