How do you keep good posture while sitting?

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I tend to slouch a lot when I sit for long periods at a time. There are several reasons for this, but the main reason I think is that I don't sit in a chair with a back in it.

Anyway, what are some ways that help you keep good posture while sitting?

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I love my standing desk but before I got one, I had a few things I'd do to keep good posture.

2 tips for sitters:

  1. I had a lumbar support pillow that I put near the bottom of my chair.
  2. Never did this, but I was told to put a tennis ball at the top of my back and sit back so it rest there... if I leaned forward it would drop to show me I'm slouching.
 

I think those back braces do work because it prevents you from slouching. I've used a yoga strap to do the same thing but never have tried for the entire day - seems like it could get annoying. I love sitting on my exercise ball which helps keep better posture too and is super fun.

Theres also these new devices: uprightpose.com that will vibrate when you slouch. I keep getting ads for them but haven't tried them.

 

I see those crazy ads for that thing you put on your back. Seems odd to me. I think there are some decently priced standing desks if you want that. Sometimes I just need to get up and make sure I'm walking away from my desk at work a couple of times per day, stretch, etc.

 
 

Lol I'm not gonna pay 80 bucks for a thing I put on my back to tell me to not slouch. I'm getting some Juicero vibes from this product.

 

Posts like this remind me that I need to think about it 🙃

 

Sticky note on the edge of my monitor with "POSTURE!" written on it.

 

I have a standing desk, but truth be told I don't use it much... oops. I'll definitely be revisiting it once I have a new setup when I move though.

There's also these back braces / back support things...

Posture Now Back Brace

But they seem pretty gimmicky to me. Although if you've had experience with a thing like this, would love to hear about your experience.

 

Also, I noticed that sitting up straight while eating helps with my digestion!

 

I used to slouch/hunch all the time, walking, sitting, any available opportunity.

A while ago I visited a physiotherapist and they suggested to start small. Find a short interval to practice good posture, like the length of a song if you listen to music while you work. If you notice you've slipped, no worries – try again at the start of the next song.

Build that up over a few years and I get compliments on my posture.

 

I make sure my monitors are so high that I can only look at them properly if my posture is good. Then recently I got this ergonomic mechanical keyboard to help keep my scapula in the proper position by not having to bring my wrists together.

One thing most people neglect is proper exercise. Having adequate strength and flexibility in key muscle groups is very important. Doing exercises (correctly) that strengthen you back, abs, and glutes will really help achieve good posture. You can check out videos by Athlean X for info, that guy really knows his stuff.

 

When at home, I grab a peanut-shaped massage ball and put it between the seat and my lower back. You've got move constantly to keep and the ball in place. I find this beneficial for your lumbar and coccyx areas and not as distracting at it seems. IMO good posture also means shifting your weight often.

 

I don't! :D
My posture when standing is good, however.
Core strength training and yoga help a lot.

 

Oh gosh I code from bed too much. When I work work I try to alternate between sit and stand a lot.

 

Very relevant topic – thanks for posting!

I have terrible sitting posture, but I don't seem to have had too much trouble with my back so far.

A few things I do, not sure how much this helps...

  1. Frequently shift my posture, so I don't spent too long in any one posture.
  2. Frequently take a break, get up, move around, etc.
  3. Go for walks or exercise as often as I can
  4. Frequently do back and leg stretches advised by my specialist
 

I have a full-time standing desk.

Posture (standing) is something that I'm still struggling with, even after a few years of this. I've just hit on something that I'm trying out -- super daggy: get your groove on!

I'm serious, put on a set of cans, cue up some EDM (I like deadmau5) and bop about. In an office environment you do get strange looks. But only for the first week ;-)

 

I had really bad posture for years & it got to the point where I had back pain. I started fixing it by:

  1. Investing in a better chair & desk! £120 today is better then a future of pain.
  2. Weights! I got some light weights & strengthened by back! It's s lot easier to keep good posture when the muscles are strong.
  3. Regular breaks where I'd move around.
  4. Switching desk so I'd be in different positions more regularly.
 

A few things to keep in mind that should help you out.

  • Wrists parallel to your desktop
  • Feet flat on the floor, use a footrest or rolled-up towel if needed
  • Adjust monitor height, top of the monitor at eye-level or slightly above. This one will probably help most with slouching
  • Sit/stand desk also helps but not a requirement
 

Hitting the gym twice a week using the rowing machine for at least 30 minutes helped me a lot with my posture.

 

I sit on a fitness ball. If I don't keep a good posture, I roll and fall in front of everyone. And it's a good training

 

Unless you need to sit, stay in bed.
If you need to sit, get the screen at a height where you need to sit straight.
When you get tired, stand, walk around, get a drink.

 

we configured slack reminders to remind hourly to her our postures right

 

I just received a new chair from Aliexpress for less than €100.

That's just my first impression but the chair is definitely more pleasant than my old chair. With a back support, my back thanks me !

 
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