when you sit in your chair

Are your feet supported when you sit in your chair?

We don’t often think about it, but all of our body parts have weight. Our legs weigh about 17.5% of our total body weight, for a 150lb person that would be about 26lb. If that weight is not supported but is instead dangling or hovering over the floor, that hanging weight can tug and put a lot of pressure on your lower back.

So if you’re having any lower back discomfort and your feet are not firmly supported, find a box or books or a footrest or a cushion or a rolled up yoga mat to give yourself proper foot support and take some pressure off your lower back.