As you get older, having correct posture is no longer simply a matter of looking good or keeping up with good habits. The posture you keep will determine your back health for years to come. This is especially true with typing posture. Most of the people I know work jobs in offices where they have to spend several hours a day at the keyboard. Sitting with bad typing postures makes them feel achy, low energy, and generally unhappy. If they would just take the time to develop good posture habits, they would be free from many of the aches and pains that are so common among office workers.
Typing posture isnt just about how you sit, but it starts that way. Basically, you want to sit upright but not too upright. Its kind of a natural position but for most of us who slouch all the time, it might feel a little bit stiff at first. You want your head to be at a neutral level or looking slightly down towards the computer monitor, your feet flat on the floor, and your legs pointing straight ahead. From this position, you can start working on your hands.
Finding the exact correct height for your hands with your typing posture is a difficult but extremely important task. If the arms are too high or too low, you can stress your tendons and joints, leading to all sorts of debilitating injuries. Good typing postures, on the other hand, can help you release stress and treat conditions you may have. You will be more comfortable and you will stay comfortable for longer. That’s what is so nice about developing a good typing position.
Of course for some people, having good typing posture isn’t enough. Ive always found that if I dont get up and take a stretch every hour or so, I get really cramped and uncomfortable. I think its just not natural to sit there hour after hour without moving at all. Sure, some people do it, but I don’t believe that the human body was designed for that sort of stress. Move around, shake out some of the tension, and relax. If you can keep your body alert and relaxed, your mind will follow. You’ll have the right attitude to get a lot of work done, and be happier for the effort. It may not start to work immediately, but if you start building good habits you can change everything. You’ll feel better, you will look better, and you will know that you’re taking good care of your back and that your back will take good care of you for years to come. And when it comes down to it, spine health is one of the most important assets you have.