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"Sitting is the new sugar"

✨ Posture tips ✨

With more of us working from home, we have had to change our work environment.

Because we spend the 8 + hours of the day doing the same thing, it puts a lot of pressure and stress on our joints, muscles, bones, tendons and ligaments.

The best thing for our body is movement. Although we cannot change the fact that we have to sit throughout the day, changing our position regularly, even if it's just to stand up and stretch at least every hour is key.

Below are some tips for a seated position to help prevent wrist, back and neck pain.

  • Top of the screen at eye level.

  • The screen is around one arm length away from the person.

  • Elbows are fully supported on the desk- even if that means take the armrests off the chair.

  • Pull yourself right into the desk, so that your back is fully supported..

  • The lower back is at the back of the chair. If needed the lower back is supported with an appropriate chair or lumbar wing for lower back support if the chair doesn’t have built-in correct support (you can use a towel or pillow behind your lower back).

  • Ensure upper back is supported also against the chair, no leaning forwards.

Here are some stretches that you can do at your desk that can help. Hold stretch for 40 seconds.

If you would like some additional stretches and exercises specific for your needs, that will prevent further niggles either at your home work station or in your workplace contact Clifton Pure Physio.

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