For those of us that are lucky enough to be able to work from home, this means more days that blur into each other, as we sit hunched at the kitchen table trying to get our work done.But staring at a screen can bring all sorts of problems. As well as barely breathing, our posture is usually pretty terrible:
- We sit cross-legged, reducing venal flow and cutting off the circulation to the legs.
- Our lower back is often dropped, pulling on the muscles of the spine and causing compression of the nerves in the lower back.
- The weight of the head and arms dropping forwards causes the upper back to bulge outwards, creating a ‘hump’ effect.
- The shoulders are also pulled forwards, causing the chest to become convex and drop.
- The head is pulled forwards, again pulling on the upper spine, and pulling the cervical spine out of alignment, which can cause neck problems.