Updated 08 October 2015

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Poor posture can lead to arthritis, headaches, bone spurs, shallow breathing, jaw pain and herniated discs – all of which can cause pain or discomfort.

When sitting, your feet should be flat on the floor, with knees and hips at 90 degree angles. Your back should be straight with shoulders falling comfortably and elbows at a 90 degree angle, with hands resting on armrest or your keyboard/mouse.

If working at a computer, the monitor should be level with your eyes.

For more info on managing your condition, visit the Arthritis Centre.