The Importance of a Healthy Posture – Video

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Many of us spend so many hours of our week sitting behind a desk at work that we are not giving our body the attention that it needs to stay healthy. Even when we go home, we spend the rest of the evening on the couch in an unhealthy position. In fact, research shows that those who live sedentary lives are 54% more likely to die of a heart attack than their active counterparts. Furthermore, those who sit all day are putting themselves at risk of developing spinal problems.

Therefore, the best way to maintain good health and a healthy posture is to get up from the chair every thirty minutes and stretch the muscles of the body by doing lunges and shoulder shrugs. Finally, when seated, people should avoid sitting in a slouched position by leaning back in their chair in order to give their back the much needed support; moreover, feet should be resting comfortably on the floor and the computer monitor should be at arm’s length and eye level.

An alternative to the traditional desk would of course be the Standing Desk, that can be used along with a standing desk chair, like these ones from Amazon, of which both can accommodate people with different body frames. The vertical seat allows the user to adjust the height and helps him attain good balance and poise.

So, treat your body with the care and respect that it needs. You will be glad in the long run.