Moving from sitting to standing position Exercise Videos

Improperly moving your body from a sitting to a standing position can increase neck and back pain. Move to the edge of the chair, making sure that your feet are under your knees. Use the arms of the chair for additional leverage. Take a breath and bend from your hips, keeping your chest lifted, and stand.

To sit down, begin by taking a breath. Reach back for the arms of the chair, scoot your hips back into the seat.

Sitting too far back in a chair is a common source of pain, as it is difficult to shift your weight forward as you stand. Be conscious of where your feet are planted.

This is something you will do several times a day, so try to be aware of particular things that make the movement easier.