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4th of July parade? Proper Sitting Posture

16 Nov

With the 4th of July come things like cookouts, parades, fireworks and…oh yeah, a lot of sitting. This Independence Day, don’t jeopardize your posture for a good time. Although sitting puts more stress on your spine than if you’re walking or standing, maintaining proper sitting posture can help you avoid minor aches and pains this holiday.

Poor Sitting Posture

Good Sitting Posture

How to sit with good posture:

  • Choose a chair with a firm, flat seat
  • Keep both feet flat on the floor, with thighs parallel to the floor
  • Sit on sitting bones, not your tailbone
  • Keep your chest lifted and shoulders pressed down below your ears
  • If your knees are higher than your hips, add a blanket or cushion below your bottom
  • Avoid slouching or sitting up too straight

Tip: Using a chair with correct lower lumbar support can help keep your back comfortable. Of course, if you are enjoying the summer weather and sitting on patio furniture, this isn’t always an option. To make your own lumbar support, try placing a small pillow or even a folded up sweatshirt between your lower back and the chair. For more tips on health and exercise, take a look at our other helpful eBooks

Last modified on Wednesday, 22 November 2017 08:15

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