Wednesday, 22 July 2020 08:24

Good posture, an overlooked aspect of quarantine life

Written by CDO COVID19 Response Team
Good posture, an overlooked aspect of quarantine life Image taken from the Harvard Medical School website

An often overlooked aspect of quarantine life is proper posture. Filipinos who work and study at home often sit for long hours at a time and, with the added comfort of being at home, start to have bad body form. 

The good news though is that one can improve posture with a few simple exercises, according to the Harvard Medical School. 

Balance-specific workouts, which involves loosening up inflexible muscles and improving core muscle strength, bring about noticeable posture changes in just a few weeks. 

It pays to have proper posture since it improves physical balance. A well-maintained sense of balance strengthens one’s abilities in sports and other activities, and in avoiding simple injuries. 

Proper sitting posture must include all of the following:

  • Chin should be parallel to the floor 
  • Shoulders, hips, and knees should be even heights 
  • Feet should be pointing straight ahead. 

Good sitting posture leads to better focus and productivity for the Filipinos in quarantine.

To read more, please check: https://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/why-good-posture-matters