Slide show: Prevent back pain with good posture
A person demonstrating correct sitting posture
Previous Next 5 of 9 Good sitting posture

When seated, keep these tips in mind:

  1. Adjust the height of your chair so that your feet rest flat on the floor or on a footrest.
  2. Keep your knees at or below the level of your hips. Don't cross your legs. Your ankles should be in front of your knees. Keep a small gap between the back of your knees and the front of your seat.
  3. Adjust your chair to support your back or place a rolled towel or small pillow behind your lower back.
  4. Make sure the top of your monitor is at or slightly below eye level.
  5. Keep your head and neck balanced and in line with your torso.
  6. Relax your shoulders. Keep your forearms parallel to the ground.

Try not to sit in the same position for long periods.

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