Here’s a great article posted on Dynamic Chiropractic about posture and microbreaks: link.
Besides some great tips on posture and taking breaks from sitting there is a handy checklist for sitting while driving:
Checklist for Proper Sitting
If I had to make a checklist for proper posture while driving a car, it could include these suggestions:
- Sit up against the back of the seat with a tall spine.
- Adjust the seat-pan length so you can permit a fist to pass between the front of the seat and the back of the upper calf.
- Adjust the backrest up and down to your comfort level. It should be placed firm against your back and may be tilted a bit backward for more comfort.
- Adjust your hips so they are level and square.
- Lightly draw your belly button in toward your spine.
- Lightly push the back of the head against the headrest while maintaining a level chin.
- Plant your left foot firmly on the floor and dead pedal.
- Lift the sternal notch.
- Slightly set the scapulae by rolling them back and down, or back and up (depending on neutral scapula position).
- Holding this good posture, reach your hand toward the steering wheel at 3 and 9 o’clock or lower and, like I want you to be in life, “keep your foot on the gas pedal.”