If you are going to the chiropractor and getting your back treated, one way you can support your chiropractor treatment, is by improving your posture. Here are three tips that will help you take care of your posture.
Invest In An Adjustable Chair For Your Work Environment
If you work an office job, and spend hour sitting down, it is vitally important that you have a comfortable chair. The best chair is one that is adjustable and that you can set up to fit your body perfectly.
You want a chair that fits the curves and contours of your body. Ideally, the chair should hug your back. The back of the chair should be capable of tilting backwards so you can get the right angle for work.
The height of the chair should allow you to keep your feet flat on the floor while you work. The seat on the chair should be able to tilt forward and backwards so you can keep your thighs parallel to the floor as well when you are sitting down.
If your work chair is not customizable, consider investing in your own work chair that fits these criteria.
Adjust The Height Of Your Computer
A lot of strain on your back can come from how you hold your head and neck. You should not spend all day looking down at a computer or work surface. Ideally, your computer and work surface should be set up so that you are looking straight ahead at it, much like how you look at the road when you drive.
If that is not how your work area is set up, see if you can lower your desk so that it aligns with your eye sight. Or, see if you can raise your work area, such as your computer, on a stand so it more even with your eyesight.
Doing this will reduce the strain on your neck and lower back.
Watch Your Legs
Watch how you position your legs when you are sitting down, be it at your desk, at the table for lunch or while sitting on your couch. Ideally, you should never cross one leg on top of another. When you do cross your legs at your knees, you make your spine bend because of the way that your weight is distributed across your body. Additionally, crossing your legs at your knees restricts the flow of blood to your legs. If you feel the need to cross your legs, cross them at your ankles. This does not impact the alignment of your spine or impact your blood circulation so much.Share