Welcome to the community Marilynn!
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Hey there Marilynne. I agree that posture can have a surprisingly large effect on one's health and performance in general. In the workplace, having a great ergonomic setup can be very important for this -- you want to have your knees and elbows at around right angles, for instance, which can be difficult to manage with many desks. It also helps to have the best office chair possible for your needs. Many chairs simply aren't designed to be sat in for hours and hour every day.
Hi Michael, I agree that ergonomic furniture can be helpful. However, many
people/companies cannot afford to provide the best possible chairs, and
even when they are provided, they're not always set up properly for
individuals. That's why it's better to rely on your own body (and mind).
Although not everyone can achieve an "ideal" posture, just about everyone
can improve their posture with awareness and practice, thereby reducing
pain and boosting confidence.
On Fri, Jun 12, 2015 at 3:07 PM, Michael X. Heiligenstein <
Hi marilynn, you've made a great point about the importance of posture, especially at the workplace, and offer a great service for those who may not be provided or comfortable with ergonomic furniture. Do you have any tips you would like to offer our members that they might find helpful? Feel free to link your website if you'd like to so we can learn more about your business.
Thanks for getting in touch. I can do a short "tips" article for the
workplace, including some of the confidence-building benefits of improving
posture. Can visuals be uploaded to the site, as well? That would make it
easier to communicate some of the points. I've done a couple of webinars
for court reporters (and will be presenting at the NCRA annual convention
at the Hilton next month), so I have plenty of slides. Perhaps I can do a
short PPT instead, and post to slideshare? My website is
On Wed, Jun 17, 2015 at 6:18 PM, Moderator Rebecca <
I am still waiting to hear whether you would like an article on posture improvement in the office and whether I can upload images to this site/blog/community.
I agree that people should take care of their own posture, but I also think office managers and employers have a responsibility to provide a decent office setup for their workers. When I talk quality office chairs, it doesn't have to be a $1000 dollar brand name. As this guide shows, you can find some excellent office chairs in the $100-200 range. And honestly? Even something more expensive shouldn't be an issue. What's $300 for an employee who sits all day long whom you're already paying $30k a year at the very lowest?
Michael, I can't speak to company expenditures on furniture--certainly, I
think companies should do all they can to support worker health and safety.
I recently learned that the post office refused to purchase ergonomic
furniture or even let employees who can't reach top shelves use step
stools. They'd rather spend money on settling job-related disability claims
than proactively help workers. This is mind-blowing....but also, all the
more reason for workers to have strategies to help protect themselves from
On Thu, Jun 18, 2015 at 6:00 PM, Michael X. Heiligenstein <