Tips for good posture at home

Sitting comfortably

If you are going to be sitting at a table or desk at home, getting the right chair is very important. It should be adjustable and should support your lower back. Start by sitting back in your seat so that you maintain contact between your back and the seatback. Then, adjust your chair, making sure that your feet are not dangling and are instead flat on the floor and try to keep your knees in line with your hips.

Getting a good mattress

Most of us need around eight hours of sleep a night. Getting the wrong mattress can be detrimental to our posture, whilst choosing the right one can help to minimise factors that might lead to back pain, as well as impact your  quality of sleep.

A supportive mattress is what you should be looking for but that varies from person to person. To find the right one for you, lay on the mattress and try it in the store before you purchase it. Ensure it is supportive enough to keep your spine straight when lying on your side.

Using a computer

Your screen should be directly in front of you at an arm’s length away at the correct level – the top of your screen should be just at or

If you ever find you are experiencing pain, Nurofen can provide effective relief of body pain such as muscle or back pain for up to 8 hours* – but if you find you have recurring pain on a regular basis, or pain that doesn’t ease, see your doctor.