By Nick Curtin
Good Health is the ultimate goal, here are a fews tips to keep in mind at work
Sitting behind a desk for work may not be as hazardous for your health as some positions like working out in the field or within a manufacturing environment; however, there are still health risks associated with desk work. In some cases, these health risks are worse because we barely notice them, they slowly eat away at us and hurt our health. One way to put you in a good position with health, is having correct work posture (Do you see what I did there?).
United Healthcare sent out the following advice about dealing with posture, take heed this might just help.
“Proper posture is about more than keeping up appearances. When you stand, sit or lie down properly, you take pressure off your muscles and ligaments. This means less wear and tear on your spine and joints — and a shot at keeping joint and back pains and injuries at bay. Whether you’re standing, sitting or going to sleep, consider your body position and have a better health.
1. Place your feet about shoulder-width apart — and point them forward. Bend your knees slightly. Put most of your weight on the balls of your feet.
2. Stand straight and tall with your shoulders pulled backward. Tuck in your stomach.
3. Keep your ears, shoulders and hips in line.
1. Keep your feet on the floor or a footrest — with your ankles in front of your knees. Don’t cross your legs. Knees and hips should be level. Leave a small gap between the back of your knees and the front of the seat.
2. Adjust your chair to support your low and middle back. Or, use a back-support cushion or rolled towel. Relax your shoulders.
3. Keep your ears, shoulders and hips in line. Try to avoid sitting for long periods.
1. Sleep on your side or back — not on your stomach.
2. Are you a side sleeper? If so, put an extra pillow between your legs.
3. Are you a back sleeper? If so, put an extra pillow under your knees.”
Its great there is a company like United Health Care looking out for all of us. Thanks for visiting Apollo Professional Solutions, where you’re not just a number, you’re a person. Stay tuned for next week’s article and if you ever need to contact us click here.