A lot of jobs involve sitting for long periods of time; anyone who works in an office or drives for their job will spend the majority of their day seated. Sitting for long periods of time can put a big strain on your muscles and joints, and a lot of office workers complain about back, neck, and shoulder pain. One step you can take to reduce and prevent this pain is by maintaining correct posture when you sit.
- Firstly, make sure that your lower back is sufficiently supported against the backrest of your chair or car seat; try to avoid the temptation to lean forward or slouch back in your seat.
- You should rest your feet flat on the floor and your knees should be positioned slightly lower than your hips.
- If you can't achieve this position comfortably at your desk, you should consider using a footrest.