Staring at our screens and sitting all day long is killing us. Our necks crane forward, our shoulders hunch, and we put terrible stress on our lower body. Here’s a quick way to get into proper posture.
In the video above for VentureBeat, CrossFit San Francisco Founder and author of Ready to Run Kelly Starrett demonstrates how to type while holding your smartphone.
Get into proper posture by extending your arms to the sides and then rotating your palms upward. This rolls your shoulders back and then you can bend your elbows to type at the keyboard or hold your phone up in front of your face.
When you’re sitting, pull in your abs to about 20 per cent of full strength. Sitting should be an active activity, apparently.
Since watching this video, I’ve been trying this every day, and it feels much better than slouching. No one wants to look like Quasimodo.