Improving your sitting posture for reduced discomfort
Did you know that poor posture can cause significant back pain and discomfort during everyday life? One easy way to combat this pain is by improving your sitting posture.
Aileen Cuenca-Williams, certified McKenzie physical therapist with Prisma Health, offered tips on a proper sitting posture that reduces discomfort and provides support. Her advice includes choosing the right kind of chair, how to provide quick and easy lumbar support using items available around the home and what to do if your height makes it difficult to find a truly supportive chair for your needs.
She also included:
- Advice on adding a pillow or cushion to help ensure that your hips are higher than your knees
- Sitting posture correction, with visual examples
- A short exercise to help relax tight muscles in the back
- Tips on standing posture to maintain comfort and reduce back pain
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