POSTURE TIP #15 SIT STRONG, BUT NOT LONG
MOVEMENT IS LIFE! FIND OPPORTUNITIES TO MOVE
. Most people sit at work, slumped over a computer. Over time the body moulds and folds, restricting breathing and circulation to impact health nearly as much as smoking. Stand up and move around frequently to dramatically reduce the health risks of sitting. Taking a 1 minute posture break every hour can really help. Creating a stronger posture is about choosing new habits. Simple actions really do add up to reduce cumulative postural stress and pain, as well as boosting energy, attitude and productivity. Here's some ideas on how to move while working!
Place your phone out of reach so that every time you need it, you have to get up to get it.
Take a walk about when you’re on the phone to get your body moving and blood circulating. (Get a wireless headset to use for longer calls)
Plan a lunchtime stroll with a colleague to discuss a project.
Will it take as much time to compose the email as it would to walk to a coworkers office to communicate?
Sitting on a large exercise (Pilates) ball is a more dynamic sit for your body as you constantly need to be balancing on the ball. It also forces you to sit up straight, so great for posture.