Working From Home Could Be Damaging Your Posture, Here’s How To Mind It

Sitting on a chair for eight hours a day? Yeah, us too.

If you’ve also found yourself working from home, sitting at a table that’s not your usual desk and a chair that wasn’t created for sitting on for hours on end then, join the club.

As we’re all trying to adapt to our new working environments, finding quiet areas of the house for business calls and Skype meetings, it’s also important that we’re staying in tune with our bodies and noting that these new arrangements are also not normal for them.

And so, that’s why we’re loving Eleanor Burt at the moment who is providing us with all the tips and tricks to make sure we’re stretching out our bodies, working on our postures and most importantly, not hunching over our laptops while we’re WFH.

As a Postural Alignment Therapist, Eleanor notes that due to our new working conditions, we’re going to be spending a lot more time in the “hip and knee flexion (aka bent like whilst in a chair)”. And as our bodies don’t agree with long hours in one place (especially when we’re now faced with using kitchen chairs and bar stools), it’s important that we’re focusing on stretching and straightening every day.

Keeping our joints happy and our muscles happy, Eleanor has created a six-step exercise plan to help with knee extension and tight hamstrings. This is important for those of us who are sitting all day and since it only takes 15 minutes to complete, we suggest you give it a whirl.


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During this time of isolation, Eleanor has also been offering free online posture classes as well as posting all her videos on YouTube that focus on dealing with hyper-mobile elbows to hyper-mobile knees and even a 30 minute posture sequence to keep aches at bay.

You can check out Eleanor’s YouTube here.


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