- Place your feet at hip/shoulder width distance apart.
- Turn your feet in toward each other until you feel tension.
- Tighten your abdominal muscles to tilt pubic bone up toward the belly button.
- Drop your arms to your sides, palms facing front.
- Lift your sternum. This will also shift your head back over your shoulders.
- Push your knees outward (laterally) until you feel tension in your buttocks.
- Sit with both feet flat on the ground (or firm flat surface).
- Chair height should be where thighs are parallel to the ground, or slightly higher.
- Pelvis should be in slight forward tilt, allowing mild low back curve (like lumbar support would provide).
- Lift sternum straight up.
- Keep shoulders down.
- Elbows should be near your side, not in front of you, as you work.
- Work surface should be at elbow height, wrists in neutral.
For detailed information regarding ergonomic principles, go to: www.healthycomputing.com/office/setup