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The Ultimate Guide to Good Posture [Infographic]

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Ultimate Guide to Good Posture at Work [Infographic]

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Ergonomics Tip: Neutral posture at your workstation helps prevent injury

Understanding neutral posture is important in determining the best way to set up a computer workstation. It is a comfortable working posture which keeps your joints naturally aligned and reduces the risk of work-related musculoskeletal disorders.

Change postures frequently

Prolonged sitting is not healthy, even with excellent posture. It is recommended you slightly change your posture every 15 minutes, by adjusting your chair height or leaning back further into the backrest. For one to two minutes every hour, you should stand up and stretch or walk around.

Neutral sitting posture

  1. Keep your head level or tilted slightly downward. Place your work in front of you so that you are looking straight ahead.
  2. Sit with your shoulders relaxed, not elevated, hunched or rotated forward.
  3. Keep your elbows close to your sides and bent at about a 90° angle, not extended out in front of your body.
  4. Use the chair’s backrest to support your lower back.
  5. Sit with your entire upper body upright or leaning slightly back.
  6. Keep your wrists straight while working, not bent up, down or to the side.
  7. Sit with your knees at the same level or slightly below the level of your hips. There should be no pressure points along the backs of your thighs or knees.
  8. Place your feet slightly out in front of your knees and make sure they are supported, either by the floor or a footrest.

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