For many people, paying our bills means going into the office. This of course means that we can spend very long hours sitting at a desk and staring at a computer screen. Something that we need to be mindful of when doing these types of jobs is ensuring that we keep our posture as good as we can, as having good posture not only helps us to be healthy especially as we get older, but it also means that we reduce the risk of having aches and pains in the back, neck and legs.
The first place to start when it comes to good posture at work is at the desk itself, and firstly the chair. Make sure that you get a good quality office chair from a specialist supplier like this office chairs Gloucester based company Biz Stationery.
This means that your back and neck will be supported properly when you are working. You also need to ensure that your computer monitor is at the correct height, so you are not having to look up or down at it.
Taking regular breaks is also important – take the time to stretch and walk around as this also makes your circulation better and helps your heart too. It also gives your eyes a break from staring at the screen for too long, which can cause migraines.
Outside of work you can also work on your posture by doing exercises like Yoga and Pilates – as well as being good for the core and for the mind, they are known to help you to improve your posture.