– Always Sit at the right level above the ground
Your torso should be about an arm’s length away from the monitor, with the eyes leveled with the top of the screen. Do watch your feet as you should keep your feet planted on the floor and shoulder-width apart to minimize tension in your knees and ankles.
– Choose a comfortable chair
Adjust your chair for comfort, support, and movement. Tilt the back of the chair to recline it slightly. Ensure that both your feet rest flat on the floor and your knees are in level with your hips. Position your knees at 90 degrees, directly over your ankles; this will keep your spine comfortably upright.
– Don’t hunch over
Keep your head straight. Focus on aligning your head and neck right above your shoulders; avoid leaning forward.
– Don’t cross your legs when sitting
Sitting cross-legged makes it difficult to keep your spine straight and shoulders squared, and you risk overstretching the muscles around the pelvis, upping your risk of varicose veins by interrupting blood flow.
– Don’t forget to stretch frequently
Stretch after every 1-2 hours. Try re-enacting your morning wake-up, stretching your arms out to the ceiling, then do a few lunges or stand still and rotate your body above the waist. Don’t forget to include your neck and shoulders, rolling your head from shoulder to shoulder.