Work desk sitting tips for good posture.
- Keep your feet on the floor or on a footrest, if they don't reach the floor.
- Don't cross your legs. Your ankles should be in front of your knees.
- Keep a small gap between the back of your knees and the front of your seat.
- Your knees should be at or below the level of your hips.
- Adjust the backrest of your chair to support your low- and mid-back or use a back support.
- Relax your shoulders and keep your forearms parallel to the ground.
- Avoid sitting in the same position for long periods of time.
Posture and Confidence is like the chicken and the egg – which comes first? Does your confidence improve your posture or does your posture improve your confidence?
Both are true! The great life hack here is that you can improve your confidence just by improving your posture – even if you hold the improved body language for just a short period! As the presenter states, “fake it until you make it!”
This enjoyable Ted talk breaks all this down for us.
In a 2009 research experiment, it was discovered that subjects who were asked to maintain a confident posture with straight back and shoulders back evaluated themselves in a more positive respect than test subjects who were asked to maintain a slumped shoulders posture.
The results are clear
According to a study with 74 participants, standing burns 8 more calories per hour than sitting. 8 calories is basically nothing!
Involving some standing time in your work routine is great but just don’t expect it to help you lose weight.
See below for display set up information from the UCLA ergonomics department.
• Center the monitor directly in front of you above your keyboard.
• Position the top of the monitor approximately 2-3” above seated eye level. (If you wear bifocals, lower the monitor to a comfortable reading level.)
• Sit at least an arm's length away from the screen and then adjust the distance for your vision.
• Reduce glare by careful positioning of the screen.
• Position source documents directly in front of you, between the monitor and the keyboard, using an in-line copy stand. If there is insufficient space, place source documents on a document holder positioned adjacent to the monitor.
• Place your phone within easy reach.
• Use a headset or speaker phone to eliminate cradling the handset.