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Old 04-05-2016, 01:25 AM   #1
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I do office work, and my shoulders and back are most of the time leaning forward. I don't have very bad posture, I guess, but I try to make it better. How to have a better posture?
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Hello Wandering Soul: It may be mostly a matter of improving your work area. Such things as having an ergonomically designed chair, having your computer correctly positioned (assuming you use one...), having the opportunity to get up & move about periodically, can go a long way toward helping you to be able to work more comfortably. It's not so much about improving you as it is correcting your work area. When your work area is ergonomically correct, you will just naturally maintain correct posture.

I obviously don't know anything about what you do, or who you work for. But your employer should be interested in helping you out with this. Work-related injuries cost employers big bucks. It would be to their advantage to do what is needed to ensure that you are able to perform your duties comfortably & without putting undue strain on your body. I wish you well...
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Thanks. I think I have a good chair and the computer is positioned well. But I do some paper work, and I lean my head down to focus on the papers. I cannot control my sitting at work (if I do, I will be focusing on how I sit rather than focusing on the papers), and I was hoping that I can compensate by doing some exercises that could correct my posture.
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We have an ergonomics expert who will help make work station adjustments to promote good posture and reduce repetitive motion injuries. Some of my coworkers have their computers on stands that can adjust to allow them to stand while working.
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try yoga or platies 3 times a week this will help a lot
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Hi, I 'm sure there are numerous ways to improve our posture aside from standing up and sitting up straight. Some exercises can also improve our posture. Yoga could help. Aside from it, we can try also different ways to improve our posture. I hope that helps.
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I do office work, and my shoulders and back are most of the time leaning forward. I don't have very bad posture, I guess, but I try to make it better. How to have a better posture?
All that matters is that you try to maintain a "neutral spine". A neutral spine is a spine that conforms to its natural curvature. As long as you have a neutral spine, it doesn't matter what position, overall, you're in.

Of course, if you could strengthen your core muscles, that would help you maintain the neutral spine with more ease. Start with the abdominal muscles. Just practice contracting them while sitting at the desk.

So, if you need to lean forward to do paperwork, lean your whole torso forward, maintaining the neutral spine. This is also called "hinging".

I know this due to a lower back injury caused by lifting weights with improper technique, and I'm a fitness junkie. I also had a sedentary job sitting at a computer all day.

Neutral spine: https://mydoctor.kaiserpermanente.or...m75-488271.jpg

Hinging: http://www.mthoodchiropractic.com/wp...14-300x300.jpg
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I once had an extreme intense core workout. For the next week it was painful to slouch. I had to sit with perfect posture. So maybe that?

I should probably do more of that. I'm sitting with bad posture right now!
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Exercise to improve hunchback posture
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This video shows 3 exercises to help improve your posture in a few weeks if you do it everyday. I don't do it everyday.
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