If you’re someone who sits at your desk for the majority of your working days, there’s a good chance that you’ve seen some negative impact on your posture. Unfortunately, many of us don’t have the correct posture while sitting, and many of us tend to hunch over our keyboards which can do some long term damage. Today we’re going to give you some tips on correcting your posture.
Remember To Straighten Your Posture
One of the toughest things about correcting your posture is knowing when you’re slacking off. When you’re sitting at your desk for hours upon hours, it’s only natural that you would slouch into a more comfortable position. However, this is a bad habit that NEEDS to be broken. Don’t let yourself slouch – straighten up!
There are a few handy ways to help yourself remember to straighten your posture. One common method many people use is setting a timer in intervals during your workday. For example, you can set an alarm for every half hour to serve as a reminder to check how you’re sitting. Make a mental note of your position, and straighten yourself up!
Avoid “Text Neck”
In the last 15 years, texting has taken over as one of our main sources of communication. It’s not going away anytime soon, and unfortunately, it’s causing a lot of issues with our posture. Text neck is caused by tilting your head down to look at text messages on your mobile device. Over time this can cause a lot of tension and permanent posture issues.
When texting, it’s always better to lift your phone and move your eyes instead of moving your head. This will make it so that you’re not putting nearly as much strain on your neck. While it may feel inconvenient at first, like anything else you will eventually get used to it and it will become a habit. Your posture will thank you for it!
Sleeping wrong can cause a lot of harm to your posture. However, how do you fix something that you’re not even conscious of? There are plenty of ways you can make changes to your sleeping area to ensure that you are not harming your posture!
One of the main items that cause issues is having a mattress that is far too soft. While it may feel comfortable to sink into a sagging mattress, it doesn’t do well at holding your spine’s natural shape. Invest in a more firm mattress! Another way that you may be harming your posture is the number of pillows you use. You should adjust your pillow so that it’s level with your spine. Instead of using a huge fluffy pillow, it may be better for your posture to instead use a small one.
Many of the things we do and use in our modern lifestyle are not too kind for our posture. However, by just making some small adjustments to how we take part in our lifestyles you may be able to reduce the strain and tension that is having negative effects on your posture. Has your lifestyle taken a toll on your body? Feel free to book an appointment with Hardick Chiropractic today!
Dr. B.J. Hardick is a Doctor of Chiropractic and internationally-recognized natural health author and speaker. His health journey began as a child — alternative medicine is the only medicine he has ever known. In 2009, he authored his first book, Maximized Living Nutrition Plans. In 2018, he authored his second book, Align Your Health. An energizing and passionate speaker, Dr. Hardick shares his lifestyle methods to numerous professional and public audiences every year in the United States and Canada. His teachings encompass the principles of ancestral nutrition, detoxification, functional fitness, mindfulness, and green living.