As we experience a seemingly endless growth in technology and its utilization within the workplace, we also begin to notice the adverse effects of sitting for prolonged periods of time. These aches and pains stem from the extended periods of habitual poor posture while sitting at our desks, standing in line for lunch, and flipping through Facebook while waiting at Starbucks. All of this time, our shoulders begin to round and our heads gravitate forward towards the item of interest in front of us. These habits lead to weakness in the back muscles, shortening of our chest muscles, and eventually poor alignment of the spine. This poor alignment can affect not only the neck and shoulders, but also the entire length of the back as well as the hips. While we all can’t just stop using our computers and cellphones we can adjust our environment and mindset to become more aware of our postural alignment. Here are a few ways to setup your workplace to help promote better posture:
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