If you have experienced our ergonomic V2 adjustable comfort keyboard for Mac or PC, then you know how natural it feels to type with it. The ball and socket configuration allows you to adjust the keyboard however you want so your hands and arms rest on your desk naturally and do not contort like they would when using a traditional flat keyboard. This new level of comfort is a good reminder to extend this practice to the rest of your body.
Why is it important to have a good posture?
The purpose of having good posture is to reduce the amount of strain you are subject to on your muscles and ligaments. Keeping your back straight will take a load off of itself, preventing fatigue and allowing the body to use less energy keeping you upright. It also decreases the stress on the ligaments holding the joints of your spine together. Incidentally, it also makes you feel more confident and less stressed because standing or sitting straight increases testosterone levels and lowers cortisol.
Poor posture will wear out your back, which will add to your mobility issues later in life. If you don’t take care of your back, it will really catch up with you. That is, you won’t be able to do a lot of things in your everyday life without pain such as doing house chores or working out.
How to Keep Good Posture on Your Desk
The correct sitting position involves sitting up with your back straight and your shoulders back. Your butt should be touching the back end of your chair. Distribute your weight on both your hips evenly. Keep your knees bent comfortably and at the same height or slightly lower than your hips. These actions will reduce the strain on your lower back. When sitting at your work desk, lower your chair so that your eyes are level with the URL bar on your monitor to prevent slouching by looking down.
How can I facilitate this?
There are a few methods you can practice to keep your back straight. Getting over the initial hump of making it a habit can take only a matter of days. Here are a few tips that you can try out:
• Catch yourself slouching and straighten your back immediately
• Carry a lighter load in your carry-on bag
• Sit in a chair with good lumbar support
• Stand up and move around in between tasks
Another way to facilitate the habit of good posture is using a Goldtouch ergonomic keyboard and mouse set, which allows you to type and click at your arm’s natural resting position. Click here to see our ergonomic solutions now!