Good Sitting Posture

Written by Josh Dodes
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Good sitting posture, once largely an issue of etiquette, is today a significant issue of health. In an increasingly cubicle-based set of workplace environment where, like Dilbert, we can often go hours on end without getting up and going anywhere, sitting--for better or for worse--has become the central feature of most of our physical lives. Unfortunately, as too few people realize, sitting for hours on end can actually pose significant physical risks.

As with so many other modern conveniences, the detrimental effects of sitting in place prove that you can indeed have too much of a good thing. While the pressure and tension on our joints while we are seated may be less pronounced than those we experience when we are in motion, we are also far more likely to put that pressure and tension on the same joints hour after sedentary hour. The cumulative effects of this relentless, low-level exertion can be profoundly unhealthy.

Good Sitting Posture Makes a Great Difference

Fortunately, by learning the secrets of good sitting posture, we can easily reverse and eliminate a great many of these effects. Experts in ergonomics and exercise physiology now offer remarkably affordable techniques and exercises that can make an invaluable difference. Taking the time to find and learn from these experts may be the most important thing you ever do for your workplace health.

So what are you waiting for? Every day you live with bad posture is a day leading to a long-term future of discomfort and pain. With so much at stake and solutions so close at hand, you owe it to yourself to avail yourself of every possible protection.

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