Good Working Posture


Good posture starts with keeping your joints and muscles neutral or midline, as this is where they do the least work. Symmetrical postures help to reduce twisting and uneven loading of parts of the body.

Good Sitting Posture

  1. The spine should be s shaped, with the lumbar arch (lower back) well supported
  2. Your neck and back should not be twisted
  3. There should be no points of pressure under your thighs or against your calves
  4. Your feet should be well supported
  5. Your shoulders should be relaxed, with your arms by your side and your elbows at about ninety degrees
  6. Your forearms should be horizontal to the floor
  7. Avoid bending your wrists too much - neither up and down nor forward and backwards
  8. Your fingers should be relaxed

Remember to avoid staying in the same posture for long periods without moving. Movement gets the muscles pumping and blood flowing and this helps to reduce tiredness.

First published 27/04/2021