Clean up your act around the computer, before bad habits lead to poor health. You might be thinking this sounds good in theory… but how do you translate your seated computer job into a standing one? It’s easier than you might think. For starters, check out these essential tips for computer workers.
Here are five ways to make sure your computer desk doesn’t become the death of you.
1. Give your monitor a second look, Monitor your screen height whether you’re sitting or standing, the top of your computer screen should be level with your eyes, so you’re only looking down about 10 degrees to view the screen. If it’s lower, you’ll move your head downward, which can lead to back and neck pain. If it’s higher, it can cause dry eye syndrome.
2. Poor posture? Take it on the chin, Imagine your head as a bowling ball. Your head must be properly aligned to avoid undue stress on your neck and spine. Avoid craning your head forward, holding it upright instead. And while you’re at it, practice chin retractions, or making a double chin, to help line up your head, neck, and spine. “It’s probably the most effective single exercise you can do for the upper back and neck.”
3. Stand up for yourself , Stand Up but if you don’t have a specially designed desk, don’t let that stop you. Prop your computer up on a stack of books, a printer, or even an overturned trash can and get on your feet.
4. Move it or lose it, Get moving simply stand up when you can move too. The treadmill desk, which was invented by Dr. Levine, is ideal for this, but again it’s not the only option. You can walk while you’re on the phone, walk to communicate with others in your office (instead of e-mailing), and even conduct walking meetings
5. Pace yourself, Try the “Pomodoro Technique “You have to be able to actually wind it up,” “The act of winding up the Pomodoro is a declaration of your determination to start working on the activity at hand. You know those little tomato-shaped (pomodoro is Italian for tomato) timers? Wind one up to 25 minutes (or set an online calculator). During this time, focus on your work intensely. When it goes off, take 5 minutes to walk, do jumping jacks, or otherwise take a break from your work. This helps you to stay productive while avoiding burnout.
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