As technologies have advanced over time, the way that many humans spend their working hours has changed dramatically. While at one time it was normal for us to almost always work on our feet, now we spend most of our working hours sitting at a desk, which can lead to some health risks. Here are three tips to keep you healthy if you spend most of your day sitting and working at a desk.
1. Simply Stand Up And Move
Perhaps the best thing you can do for your body and health if you sit all day is to simply stand up and get moving. Even just getting up and moving for a few minutes in an hour will have massive positive impacts on your health. Whether you are getting up and doing stretches, getting up and going for a walk, or simply standing up for a while; they are all a better option than just sitting all day.
2. Monitor How Your Computer Screen is Set Up
While most people may not know it, the way your computer monitor is positioned on your desk can have a huge impact on your health. As a rule of thumb, the top of your computer screen should be level with your eyes. The sweet spot is to get your eyes looking down at about a ten degree angle. Any more low and you will be forced to move your head down which can hurt the head and neck, and any higher and you run the risk of getting dry eye syndrome.
3. Work On Your Posture While You Sit
While the other tips here help, you still spend hours and hours sitting down every day and thus, having a good posture is hugely important. Most people tend to get drawn into the screen, which can cause their necks to crank forward. They key to a good posture is to keep the neck and head straight to avoid pain and other possible issues. Think f your head like a bowling ball, when kept straight, there is no strain or pull but when you lead forward, it can cause a ton of strain on the upper back and neck.