Walking and working posture
The following points are important for good walking posture:
- Avoid ill-fitting shoes. They make walking uncomfortable.
- Avoid very high-heeled shoes. They throw the body out of balance and can cause as way-back and a fall.
- When you walk, hold:
• the head up and chin up.
• the shoulders back and chest out
• the tummy or abdomen tucked in.
- Walk with twisting and bending the body, walk tall.
- Lift the feet up smartly and do not drag your feet.
- Avoid overweight. This is because your weight affects your posture. Adopt good feeding habits because your food affects your weight.
Good working posture
It is very important to use good good working posture when carrying out tasks nth inside and outside the home. Every type of work requires good posture for example sewing , reading and writing washing the clothes or doing the laundry.
Uses of good working posture
it helps the worker to:
- prevent boldly discomfort and fatigue at work.
- do more work within available time.
- conserve energy, enjoy his or her work and also to do good quality work.
Good reading posture
- Use a good table and chair of comfortable height.
- Let the chair provide support for your hips and lower back.
- Do not bend too low towards the book.
- Keep the legs under the table and the hands comfortably on the table.
Good ironing posture
- Choose ironing board or surface of comfortable height. A good ironing board normally has an adjustable height.
- Do not stop or stretch to work.
- Place the feet far enough apart to hold the body in balance.
- The weight of the body should be on the outside of the feet.
- The abdomen should be held in.