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My posture while sitting at the computer. - March 17th 2009, 08:35 PM

I'm certain that it's not very good for me. I usually sit slouched down in my chair with my feet on the desk in front of me. So that kind of puts me in a fetal position, but sitting up a little.

I know it's not good for me, but I can't get comfortable sitting normally. What can I do to help train myself to be comfortable with sitting with my feet on the floor and sitting straight up in the chair?


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Re: My posture while sitting at the computer. - March 17th 2009, 08:40 PM

i recommend doing press ups to your stomach - that way, you can increase the flexibility of your back muscles (the lower region), and once you are more flexible, you'll get more comfortable with sitting back in normal posture. especially because your back needs to be strengthened after all that slouching, i also highly recommend you do back exercises to increase the muscle strengthening on your back. perhaps you can find some videos/articles/etc. on strengthening the back? if you keep slouching, it'll increase back pains in the future - it may feel comfortable right now, but if you've ever seen those aged people with bad backs, it's because they haven't trained themselves to sit properly or get a good posture. wish the best to you, and if you need more help, contact me. ^^




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Re: My posture while sitting at the computer. - March 17th 2009, 08:54 PM

If you improve your core stability it'll be beneficial to your posture. So things like sit ups and toning your stomach muscles. Other than that, i find that sitting with a cushion in the small of your back is helpful. It supports the natural curve in your spine as well. Make sure that your chair is at a comfortable level so you're not slouching down the type also. Having your feet raised isn't probably the best position, because if i understand right, it seems to put a bit of strain on your back. Just concentrate on keeping your shoulder back and that will naturally straighten out your posture.


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