Tips to improve posture at work.
No matter how much ergonomic furniture you have, taking care of your posture when working is key to increasing energy and ensuring the well-being of the body. Especially when working from home, since it is easier to end up working from bed or spending long hours sitting.
Working from home can generate many bad habits since not being in the office means that the needs to move are pretty limited, so it is essential to include some stretching or exercises in your daily routine that benefit the circulation of blood and oxygen. Spending a lot of time sitting only increases the tendency to slouch and accustom the body to poor posture. Other diseases that can develop as a result of poor posture range from heart failure to obesity, therefore, increasing physical activity throughout the workday will help:
- Prevent heart disease.
- Improve mood and mental health.
- Strengthen muscles, bones, and joints.
- Monitor weight control.
Although, for many, it may seem like something that should not be paid attention to, taking care of posture and a sedentary lifestyle when working will be critical to maintaining good health. In addition to the fact that it is straightforward to prevent discomfort caused by poor posture, it will be enough for you to pay attention to the shoulders, back, neck and legs. Start by remembering to keep your shoulders back and down, they must remain relaxed. Keep your back straight, with your head up and your chin tucked in. Finally, keep your stomach slightly pressed towards your spine and keep an alternate balance between both feet.
What benefits can you get from following these simple tips?
- Improved good humor and a positive attitude.
- Increased productivity thanks to the correct flow of blood and oxygen in the body.
- Bones and joints stay healthy.
- Reduction of the possibility of injury and discomfort.
On the other hand, the dangers to which you would be exposing yourself in case of maintaining bad postures or during the workday are:
- Very uncomfortable neck and back pain.
- Reduced oxygen to the heart and brain.
- Fatigue and mood swings.
- Poor digestion.
- Possible malfunction and weakening of internal muscles and organs.
Taking care of yourself as a worker, whether an employee or an independent entrepreneur, is one of the main advantages to getting when you want to be optimal, productive, and healthy.