"Sit up straight." Or, "use good posture."
It’s not as simple as just “sitting up straight”. It’s actually a very intense process. The human body is the most complex body of work ever created. But, that doesn’t mean we can’t simplify the sitting process as much as possible.
Download my Free Computer Posture Checklist here
It’s not just about strength. There’s a lot of balance and technique involved.
First, we need to dissect the process of good sedentary ergonomics into 5 major regions of the human body:
Region 1: Back/Abs
Region 2: Hips
Region 3: Legs
Region 4: Head/Neck
Region 5: Arms/Shoulders
We also need to minimize the number of sedentary actions we are doing 2,000 hours per year (that’s how many you sit at a desk with a 40 hour per week desk job).
Action 1: Sitting
Action 2: Looking
Action 3: Typing/Clicking
Finally, we’ll relate all of these body parts and actions to the equipment we use throughout the day.
Equipment 1: Chair
Equipment 2: Monitor
Equipment 3: Keyboard/Mouse
It's not our fault....however, it is our responsibility....
The below picture previews the first 2 of 5 habits on my computer posture checklist, but you can go download the whole thing here for free.
It's great for posting at your desk (to refresh your memory occasionally).