posted at 07:51
Author: Gregory Ferenstein
Sun, 02 Nov 2014 15:30:41 +0000
Posture perfect: How to text and work at a desk without destroying your body
Poor posture is a major contributor to back pain and can even negatively affect our emotions. At VentureBeat's Healthbeat conference this week, Crossfit San Francisco Founder and author of the bestselling book, Ready To Run, Kelly Starrett coached the audience on how to text and type properly. As can be seen from the video, Starrett's gives a few simple tips. This naturally pulls the shoulders back and gets the spine into a healthy neutral position. As for sitting, to help maintain a good position, Starrett recommends squeezing the butt and abs about 20 percent of full strength. If we want to maintain a healthy posture, it's best to think of working at a desk as a marathon that requires constant mindfulness. To offset this unnatural activity, a bit of effort is required to keep us healthy and happy. VentureBeat is studying mobile marketing automation.

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