The prolonged, one-year phase of working from home since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic has taken its toll on the necks and backs of many adults of all ages. Whether from sitting at your desk all day or staring at your smartphone, bad posture can have a big impact on your health and wellbeing.

Posture is the positioning of your body or arrangement of your limbs in relation to your body. Kyphosis, also known as roundback or hunchback, is a condition in which the spine in the upper back has an excessive curvature. If ignored, bad posture can cause daily aches and pains, poor lifting form, muscular imbalances, negative self-image and low body confidence.

If you're struggling with any of these consequences of poor posture, it's time to improve your stance, literally. Here is a video we thought might be helpful to you on how you can address the muscles that cause your poor posture and some corrective exercises for it. Feel free to share this with your immediate team at work.

Following these simple steps will significantly help to prevent a hunchback and will contribute to improving your overall health. Good posture can radically change the way you perceive yourself. It can take you from being shy, reserved and self-conscious to confident, strong and capable. Don't believe me, watch this video.

Did you know, by having a Corporate Health Benefits Plan, your company may have the opportunity to receiving free or discounted Ergonomic Assessments (onsite or telephonically) by a qualified practitioner for your workforce?

Schedule a free consultation today (only available in AU at this time).

Here's to standing straight, being confident and watching those around you take notice, from the team at Anista Employee Benefits! 😃