Office Sitting and Study Sitting
What is the best way to sit behind a desk? In this short video, James will demonstrate 5 important areas to focus on while office sitting or study sitting. Unfortunately we all have to do this a fair bit, so here are a few basic tips that you can try today.
If you have the option, using a standing desk is best! If you can’t get a standing desk, you can try the following tips for office sitting:
- Keep your knees lower than your hips: if your knees are lower than your hips, then you’ve got a chance of keeping the curve in your lower back.
- Try to limit the amount of time that you use the back of the chair: if you keep yourself away from the chair and upright, then you are actually using the same muscles as when you’re standing.
- Arm height of the chair and desk: this is really important. The arm height of the desk and your chair should be tailored to you and not force you to raise your shoulders.
- Height of the computer: your eyes should be level with the screen. If you need to, lift the computer screen to eye level by using books if you need to. This will prevent looking down and ending up in a forward slouched position.
- Keep your keyboard close: make sure that you are not forcing yourself to reach out for your keyboard.