Most of us sit at a desk all day long without getting up much or stretching adequately. According to research done, sitting too much (generally anything over four hours a day) can be hazardous for your health. One of the main side effects from sitting too much in front of a computer is increasingly bad posture due to slouching, bad chairs and computer screens placed too low. Our necks, shoulders and back start to pain regularly and pick up long-term side effects that will be increasingly difficult to remedy as time goes on, not to mention result in high medical bills. According to research done, 50% of working Americans suffer from back pain, and it is the second most common reason for doctor visits.
To combat poor posture from sitting too much, we have to start implementing good habits that will result in better posture on a continued basis. This infographic illustrates 7 habits that you can start implementing today to help you be more aware of your posture and to maintain your posture throughout the day while you sit. Of course you have to work on these habits to ingrain them into your daily life, rather than just trying them out once and hoping that will solve the problem.