If you’re working in an office, in front of a computer, you should know the risks involved! It’s important that you learn to keep a good posture when you’re working in front of the computer. When we move in a sitting position, our bodies tend to aim for the center of the chair, and this is bad for your back. In fact, you should sit deep in your chair for a perfect posture.
We’ve already talked about why is so important to have a good posture and this time we’ll mention why it is important to keep your back straight when you’re working in front of a computer.
I guess these days many people are working with a computer. If you’re experiencing some back, neck, shoulder and head pains, it could mean you’re not keeping your back right when you’re in front of a P.C.
An unnatural alignment of the body can cause severe head, neck and back pains and you must do something about it as soon as possible. If left untreated, it could degenerate and compromise your neurological, digestive, respiratory and cardiovascular functioning.
How am I supposed to keep my back when I’m working at the computer?
First of all, if you’re working long hours on a computer, make sure you have a good chair. A bad and too rigid chair can make the situation worse. A good chair means that the backrest should fit into your natural curve of the lower back and should fill the space between your back and the back of the chair. This way you’re avoiding the excess pressure on the spine. And it also makes it easier for you to keep your back straight. If you need more support for your back, get some lumbar support. And keep everything you need as close as possible to your reach.
If the chair is good, make sure you keep your legs in a comfortable posture. This means that your feet should be flat on the floor. No, if you keep your legs high on the table or on another chair it won’t help you with your back problems.
As far as your arms and shoulders are positioned, you need to keep your upper arms relaxed and the mouse and keyboard at the elbow level. Don’t place the mouse too far outside the center of your body, keep it aligned with the keyboard.
And keep your wrists straight when you’re typing or using the mouse and above the keyboard. It makes it easier for your arm to reach for a distant key. I guess I don’t have to tell you that you should use both of your hands when typing.
Also, you can use a mousepad with gel where the wrists are placed. It helps if you work long hours on a computer and you don’t want to get any wrist bunions.
You should also try to bend and twist your neck as little as possible. From time to time try to leave the computer and stretch your legs and arms.
Sit in a comfortable position when you’re working in front of a computer but remember that your back health depends on your posture!