Sydney, NSW, June 11, 2020: Because of global health concerns, more people are working from home and some workers will permanently work from home. There’s some posture advice that remote workers should know.

Why People Should Not Work From Their Bed?

When working remotely, you may get the urge to work while lying in bed. However, this isn’t a good idea. You’re often looking down at your laptop, which has negative consequences.

“Constantly looking down at our phones and laptop screens promotes this unhealthy posture.

This will impact neurological input to and from the brain. Recent research suggests that the pre-frontal cortex of the brain goes into a type of hibernation. In other words, we tend to feel fatigued, lose concentration, get blurred vision and experience headaches as a result,” explains Dr. Rosemarie Jabbour.

In addition, working at your couch causes you to sit with your neck forward.

Dr. Rosemarie Jabbour explains why this can be dangerous:

“Working in an awkward posture with your neck forward is known to place significant pressure on the cervical spine and musculature. This causes tension, pain, and hence will affect the structure of your spine.”

Posture Tips When Working From Home

There are many best practices to remember when working from home. Set up an ergonomic workspace, take frequent breaks, and try to exercise.

Exercise and movement are some of the most important work from home tips.

Dr. Jabbour explains that this is important for your muscles and ligaments. “Research shows every half an hour the spinal muscles and ligaments will become tight/hypertonic. Hence, get up and wiggle around or move every half an hour.”

To improve your posture and reduce pain, your screen needs to be at eye level and your arms need to rest at the table at 90 degrees. Your home office chair needs to provide proper lower back support. Opt for a swivel chair or a fitball, if you can.

Rest your feet flat on the ground and try to not slouch.

You can also visit a chiropractor to improve your posture and reduce back and neck pain.

How to Setup an Ergonomic Workspace

Dr. Jabbour offers these ergonomic workspace tips:

  • Keep the area well-lit
  • Have enough space so you don’t feel cramped
  • Place a “do not disturb” sign on your door
  • Good ventilation
  • Have a professional and well-lit background for Zoom meetings

How to Maintain Good Posture While Stuck at Home

Dr. Jabbour offers these posture and health tips for those constantly stuck at home:

  • Go for regular walks  
  • Vitamin D is essential for boosting our immune systems.
  • Vitamin C is essential as well as garlic (don’t kiss anyone) for our immune systems.
  • If you have stairs at home, you can do lunges or go up and down a few times to get your heart rate up.
  • A nutritional diet is essential to maintain brain function and our svelt physique.
  • Fresh fruit and vegetables are essential to keep our brain and body healthy. Make sure you have healthy snacks at home 
  • Stay positive. Meditation, exercise, drink water, laugh.
  • Move every half hour

For more posture tips during this time, contact Dr. Rosemarie Jabbour today.

About New World Chiro

If you’re based in Sydney, New World Chiro is all about giving you the right diagnosis the first time you visit. The chiropractic clinic focuses on spine conditions but may also treat headaches, neck pain, sports injuries, and more.

New World Chiro is owned by Dr. Rosemarie Jabbour. She has over 25 years of experience as a chiropractor as well as nutrition, female health, weight loss, detox, pregnancy care, toxic assessments, and sports fitness. She has a Graduate Certificate in Sports Chiropractic as well as various Bachelor’s degrees.

Dr. Jabbour has an impressive resume — she worked with Olympic athletes at the 2000 Sydney Olympics, was awarded the “Most Outstanding Service to Chiropractic” in 2004, is about of the FIDS (Federation of Internationale Chiropractique de Sportive) Team, and has conducted webinars that have been televised in 23 European countries.

Dr. Jabbour decided to open up her clinic to treat a variety of patients, no matter what condition they have. “I wanted to open my own health clinic to offer people a wider variety of services in one place,” Dr. Jabbour explains.

New World Chiro also stands out because they treat every client as individuals. “It’s not a ‘one size fits all’ approach in the health and wellness space, and every person should be assessed as an individual. This means that your recommendations for care are also unique to you,” explains Dr. Jabbour.

New World Chiro also offers advice for everyone — for free! You can discover posture tips and other chiropractic facts in the media section.

You’ll find a variety of topics on this page, such as how children can have healthy spines, neck pain and electronic device use, and information about the opioid epidemic in Australia.

Press Contact:

Name: Dr. Rosemarie Jabbour

Phone number: (02) 9687 4011

Address: 10/103 George St Parramatta NSW 2150