The fact that poor posture and hunching over a desk, keyboard or other device all day isn’t good for you shouldn’t come as a surprise.
All too often our desks are too low (or too high), our chairs don’t support good posture, we’re too far away from our computer keyboards, and we end up hunched over with rounded backs, compressed chests, sloped shoulders and a craned neck.
And, given that many of us spend at least 90 minutes a day (and many of us far longer than that!) on our laptops or PCs, the negative impact of bad posture on our health, overall wellbeing and productivity is a serious concern.
Studies have shown that bad posture contributes to reduced energy levels, poor circulation and even depression, all of which result in reduced performance and productivity at work.
There are, fortunately, a number of simple steps you can take to remedy the situation.