We all know the importance of adopting good posture at work to prevent neck, back or other repetitive strain injuries.
Having a good posture allows the optimum distribution of force through the body, this allows the skeletal system to function properly, thus protecting against injury and deterioration. If you sit at a desk for a long period of time and slouch forwards, or look over one shoulder at the screen on the corner of the desk it will cause the muscles to become out of alignment, this can cause tension headaches, tension in the shoulders and lower back pain.
It will just take you a few seconds for you to think about and correct your posture. Follow these simple tips to help…
1. Support your back
A correctly adjusted chair will reduce the strain on your back. Get one that is easily adjustable, so that you can change the height, back position and tilt.
2. Adjust your chair
Adjust your chair height so that you can use the keyboard with your wrists and forearms straight and level with the floor
3. Rest your feet on the floor
Your feet should be flat on the floor. Your knees should be slightly lower than your hips. Use a footrest, if necessary.
4. Place your screen at eye level
Your screen should be directly in front of you. A good guide is to place the monitor about an arm’s length away.
5. Keep your mouse and keyboard close
Position and use the keyboard and mouse as close to you as possible. A mouse mat with a wrist pad may help to keep your wrist straight and avoid awkward bending.
6. Avoid phone strain
If you spend a lot of time on the phone, try exchanging your handset for a headset.
7. Take regular breaks
Every 30-40 minutes get up away from the desk and walk around, roll your shoulders and re- set your posture.
Previous weeks News:
Last Saturday, our Sports Therapist Edith was at Fawley Rugby Club providing pitch side first aid for the home game. Luckily for this player who sustained a lower leg fracture following tackle.
Up coming events – Week beginning 3rd November.
– Tuesday morning 09:30-11:30 Adam will be at Sweat shop Southampton.
-Tuesday evening 18:00-20:00 Edith will be at TheGym in Southampton providing free 15 minute assessments to all members.
-Wednesday evening 17:00-19:00 Holly will be at EasyGym in Southampton free providing 15 minute assessment to all members.
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