Millions of people spend hours hunched over their desks or sitting in front of a computer for several hours every week!
But sitting in an incorrect posture can lead to back, shoulder and neck pain. You also need to make sure that the lighting around your desk is suitable. Too much or too little, and you could end up straining your eyes. And if you’re among those who is so addicted to your computer that you spend hours on it even after office, you’re setting yourself up for several health issues.
1) When you sit, make sure your thighs are parallel to the floor. Your lower legs should be vertical and at a 90 degree angle to the floor.
2) Adjust your chair in a way so that it is in level with the back of your knee. Your feet should be touching the floor.
3) Your upper arms should be at a vertical 90 degrees to your desk, and forearms parallel to the floor. Make sure your elbows are close to your body and your wrists are straight.
4) Sit upright or just slightly reclined. Never twisted in any way.
5) Your computer screen has to be straight ahead and slightly below eye-level.
6) Ensure that your keyboard is kept at a height that enables you to sit in an upright posture, with your arms relaxed by your side. Keep your mouse at the same level as your elbow.
7) Don’t forget to stretch at your desk. Lean back and stretch your legs and arms. Stretch your neck too.
8) Get up from your desk every 30 minutes. This will prevent eye-strain and relax the muscles as well.