Read Dr. Amon’s interview in Washingtonian Magazine, “5 Easy Tips for Better Posture at Your Desk: Expert advice to make those long workdays less taxing on your body.“
[Bad posture] can have serious ill effects on your health, and yet almost all of us have succumbed to it: poor posture.
Bad posture can lead to a higher risk of arthritis, faster joint deterioration, and decreased lung capacity. Those who sit at a desk and on a computer all day—a.k.a. most of us—are particularly at risk, since your head is tilted, you’re leaning over, and you’re sitting, which strains your head and back muscles. Bad posture can also impair your sleeping patterns, your ability to exercise healthily, and your mood.
“Everything comes from your spinal column,” says Sheila Amon, a chiropractor in Kensington who has more than 29 years of experience. “You get fatigued because your muscles are holding you up in the wrong posture.”
Here are Amon’s tips for keeping your posture aligned throughout the workday—even while at a desk.