3 Ways to Improve Posture - Work From Home

Posted on Jul 14, 2022

Most part of the day in the life of a person with a desk job is spent in front of a computer screen, sitting in an office chair, scrolling the cellphone, or carrying heavy backpacks or handbags. Poor posture can easily become second nature, causing and aggravating episodes of back and neck pain and damaging spinal structures.
Fortunately, the main factors affecting posture and ergonomics are completely within one's ability to control and are not difficult to change. Having a good posture means training your body to stand, walk, sit and lie so muscles and ligaments are not strained when you are moving or performing weight-bearing activities. Here are some tips which can improve your posture:
Have a Dedicated Workspace
If you are working from home, make sure you have a dedicated chair and a desk. Invest in a good ergonomic chair that provides good back or lumbar support. If your chair does not provide adequate support to your lower back, use a towel roll for better support. Make sure you are not using your laptop lying on the couch or bed. 
Change Positions
Try to avoid sitting in the same position for more than 45 mins. You can take a break, get up from your chair, stretch a little and resume your work. This helps to relax the back muscles. As muscles tire, slouching, slumping, and other poor postures become more likely; this in turn puts extra pressure on the neck and back. In order to maintain a relaxed yet supported posture, change positions frequently. 
Stay Hydrated
If you are working from home or from the office, it is possible that you don’t feel thirsty often due to a temperature-controlled environment. Dehydration is also a cause of sore muscles and back and neck pain. Make sure you drink at least 1 litre of water a day, eat citrus fruits and avoid excessive caffeine and sodas.