Relieve Desk Discomfort
If you work all day at a desk, or even work from home but still use a desk, it can be tough to sit all day in front of a screen of light trying to build your business empire. A variety of health issues can arise from working at a desk for too long that can lead to the need for pain medications or even physical therapy.
Use these tips to improve your comfort while ticking away at that keyboard:
Avoid Eye Strain (i.e.Computer-Vision Syndrome): Try the 20-20-20 rule. Look away from your computer screen every 20 minutes and focus on an object at least 20 feet away for about 20 seconds.
Keep Your Wrists Level: Angle your keyboard away from you to maintain wrist alignment and keep your mouse close to avoid overreaching.
Take A Break: Allow yourself 5-10 minutes every hour to stretch, hydrate or walk around to move those muscles and joints. This helps relieve stress and helps the body recover from repetitive tasks.
Plant Your Feet: Adjust your chair so your feet are flat on the floor and your knees are at a 90 degree angle. Use a footrest or stool under your desk if you need further support. This keeps your back in alignment and saves you a trip to the chiropractor.
Move Your Monitor: Keep your computer monitor at least an arms length away and at or slightly below eye level. Adjust the lighting if you notice yourself squinting when viewing your screen.
Go Hands Free: If you are on the phone longer than 5 minutes, get a headset or put your phone on speaker. Avoid hugging the phone between your shoulder and head which causes neck strain and discomfort.
Work Out: Adding some core workouts to your exercise routine will help support your back and improve your posture.