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6 Tips To Fix Desk Posture

Many of us work sitting at a desk for extended hours every day, which can alter the condition of certain muscles. Even though these changes are subtle they are enough to affect our posture and lead to long term aches and pains.

Thankfully it is very easy to counter act the negative effects of prolonged sitting.

Let's take a look at what happens to your muscles while sitting, excuse the crude diagram:

Assuming you are sitting properly

--> shortened hip flexors, making that muscle group tighter

--> stretched hip extensors, mainly glutes

--> shortened hamstrings

If you aren't sitting properly

--> shortened abs

--> stretched spine muscles

--> shortened pecs

--> stretched scapular muscles

If we translate that to what these do to your posture, you get:

--> slumping shoulders