4 ways to say good bye to your back pain – 3(Sitting posture)
In the first part of the series, we covered some of the major factors that contribute towards back pain. Standing and sitting posture being one of them.
In the second part of the series, we covered standing posture to prevent back pain. In this part we will cover how to sit with the right posture to avoid back pain:
- Be sure the back is aligned against the back of the office chair. Avoid slouching or leaning forward, especially when tired from sitting in the office chair for long periods
- For long term sitting, such as in an office chair, be sure the chair is ergonomically designed to properly support the back. Use the back rest completely.
- Knees should be even with the hips, or slightly higher when sitting in the office chair
- Keep both feet flat on the floor. If there’s a problem with feet reaching the floor comfortably, a footrest can be used along with the office chair
- Sit in the office chair with shoulders straight
- Don’t sit in one place for too long, even in ergonomic office chairs that have good back support. Get up and walk around and stretch as needed. We will cover few stretches in our next article. Stay tuned.
Please note: The advice in this post does not overrule or replace any medical advice. Before starting on any exercise program please consult a doctor and a certified fitness professional.