Do you ever think about your posture while you’re sitting at your desk…on the computer working away, sometimes for hours…too many hours? When you are sitting there growing your business, or blogging, or emailing, or goofing around on various social media sites, take a moment and think about your posture and how it can impact how you feel…and also your health.
In fact, tension in your neck, which we can all experience while sitting behind a desk, may affect how your body regulates blood pressure, animal studies indicate. While you are at work, sit with your back firmly against your chair, your feet on the floor, your knees slightly higher than your hips and your chair close to your desk. You will be glad you did at day’s end.
Also, while sitting for long periods, get up every 20 or 30 minutes and just walk around…keep the blood flowing and not pooling in your lower extremities. Actually, if you can put your feet up on your desk while making that big deal on the phone, all the better!
Another idea that I see many people use is to purchase a balance ball (like the ones that you see at the gym) and use that instead. It forces you to sit up straight with your knees slightly higher than your hips as I mentioned before. I’m about ready to give that a try as I am a terminal sloucher if I don’t watch it!!
Well, I hope that helps some of you! Of course, if you are carrying around extra weight, that makes everything more challenging, even sitting at a desk! Check out this cool link about how I empower people to create health in their lives LONG TERM…share it with someone you love… http://www.sharonstewartrn.tsfl.com/explore
To Your Health!