A researcher who studied the posture of people who experience virtually no back pain offers us a few exercises to get that pain-free life ourselves. One involves a simple breathing exercise, another asks us to clench our butts.
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Dear Lifehacker, I work in a typical 9-to-five office job. I can tell my posture isn't ideal and I catch myself slouching all the time. But when I try to consciously sit up straight, it quickly becomes uncomfortable and I slip right back to where I started within the hour. Do you have any beginner-friendly tips for easing myself into better posture habits?
Neck pain and poor posture come from a myriad of problems, and looking down at your phone constantly may be one trigger. In her video, Doctor Jo, DPT and a licensed physical therapist, suggests a couple of neck stretches to help counter the effects of all that texting and reading Lifehacker on your phone.
Android: Looking down at your smartphone wreaks havoc on your spine, but it's a habit we all fall back into. Posture provides timely reminders to hold your phone up and relieve the stress on your neck.
The internet is saturated with advice around maintaining good posture (guilty!), but it's not as if you'll be dragged off to "bad posture" prison so what's the big deal? Your muscles start to tighten up, weaken or become inhibited to establish your new "norm", but these norms aren't ideal for everyday living.
If you work at a computer, good posture is important, but difficult to remember throughout the day. These three quick exercises help undo some of the effects of slouching at a computer for hours.
You can do the most amazing warm-up, flexibility and mobility routines, but you still spend a ton more time not doing those things, which could literally be a pain in the neck. Whether you're sitting, standing or lying on your side, Adam Bornstein of Born Fitness shares some tips to quickly right your posture.
Health is very important, and even if you love your job, long hours grinding away can take a toll both mentally and physically. Bad posture can drain you even faster, especially for those who spend a lot of time in front of a computer. To help out, here are some tips to making it through Friday afternoon, as well as improve your office life overall.
By now, everyone knows that sitting all day is damaging your body, so it's important to move around and stay active. But how you sit between those breaks is just as important. Physiotherapist Joanne Gough has a quick video outlining the ideal sitting posture and how to set up your workspace accordingly.
Sitting in front of a screen all day can wreak havoc on the spine. Our posture changes, and that can cause some serious long-term damage. Dr. Eric Goodman, creator of the Foundation Training program, offers these three no-equipment exercises to help.
I've lost track of how many of my gaming friends have had to stop playing or give a game up entirely because they contracted some form of injury or pain in their back, hands, wrists or forearms. Given how much gaming is growing, along with the penetration of computers and smart phones, it's not likely that the amount of associated injuries will decrease. Fortunately, there are some steps you can enact.
Posture is more than just how you look -- it affects your brain. Too many of us suffer from posture problems, so here's a guide that helps you identify what kind of problem you have, and what you can do about it.
We've already gone over the downsides of what constantly looking down at your phone does to your poor neck (hint: it's not pretty). But rather than telling you to stop using your phone, here is a neck-friendly way to hold your phone for texting and checking how many likes you got on Instagram.