In an era of growing technological advancements, more and more of us adopt bad posture from the use of laptops, phones,
and other everyday devices. Thankfully, bad posture is just a bad habit that develops over time and can be broken. Here
are our 5 top secrets to improving overall posture:
1. Stretch daily: Allowing your body to move and rest everyday is imperative in order to improve your posture. Try to
incorporate at least 20 minutes of stretching into your daily routine. Ideally this would be right before bed to allow
your muscles to release tension accumulated throughout the day.
2. Set reminders: No more slouching! Sometimes it’s super easy to fall back into old habits and find yourself hunched
over when you don’t even realize. To battle this, we recommend setting daily reminders that can prompt you to sit up and
realign throughout your work day.
3. Exercise: Exercising regularly and keeping in good overall health can make a remarkable difference in your overall
posture. While working out, remember to incorporate specific exercises that strengthen the muscles that support your
spine and neck. Some exercises that can help this include:
Our Under-the-Desk Bike
also helps busy individuals incorporate exercise into their everyday lives by integrating
workspace fitness through both working and staying active at the same time.
4. Get enough rest: We often forget the importance that sleep has on our overall health. Now, posture improvement isn’t
just about how many hours of rest you get. Quality of your sleep can play a huge role. In order to optimize your sleep,
Sleep in a position that maintains the natural curve in your back. This could be lying on your back with a pillow under
your knees. We would avoid sleeping on your stomach if you have a very soft mattress.
Invest in a firm mattress and box spring set.
Invest in a supportive pillow.
5. Invest in the proper office equipment: Having a desk or chair that doesn’t match your unique requirements can be
detrimental to proper posture. Since everyone is different we would recommend investing in an ergonomic standing desk
where you can preset personalized heights and routines. Our
Smart Sit-and-Stand Desk allows you to create personalized
routines that match your specific requirements. Our standing desk also offers the ability to track your time sitting vs.
standing vs. moving through our mobile application, which helps keep you accountable on your road to better posture.
Poor posture is a very common problem faced by the majority of people working an office job. It’s incredibly easy to
forget about when you’re focused on your work. The key to improving posture lies in reminding yourself daily to stretch,
exercise, rest, and adjust when you notice it slipping. Spend enough time working on this, and before you know it, good
posture will be your new daily habit!
To learn more about our Sit-and-Stand Desk, as well as some of our other products, click here.
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