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Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Aug 7, 2019
As a result of our sedentary profession, maintaining good posture can be a great challenge. Sitting at a desk for extended periods of time throughout the day makes it difficult to not let your shoulders slump. However, the effects of this are negative, as slouching causes strain on both sides of your back due to the unbalanced position of the spine. Hunching over changes your breathing because your lungs can’t fully expand as you inhale. This shallow breathing results in your cells getting less oxygen, which makes you feel tired faster. To battle this, try taking a break to do a wall squat to realign your spine. Stand next to the wall with your knees at 90 degrees, make sure your shoulders are down and back in order to lengthen your spine, and hold for 10 seconds.