We have all been absorbed in a project on the computer and then realized we haven’t moved in hours. Your neck, low back or mid back may be stiff or aching. Your body is trying to tell you something… but what?
The body thrives on movement but computer work requires static positions held for long periods of time.
Here are few small tips to help your body tolerate those hours of work at the laptop!
Move every 20-50 minutes and set a timer to keep yourself accountable
Keep your computer screen at eye level
Sit in a supportive chair; avoid sitting on a soft surface, such as a couch
Use an external keyboard and mouse when on a laptop for proper ergonomics
Be MINDFUL of your body regardless of if you are at a standing or sitting desk
Avoid sitting on a soft surface
Sit in a supportive chair with both feet on the ground
Avoid shifting your weight from foot to foot
Stand with both feet on the ground and joints aligned
Curious if your work space is step up correctly. Our Physical Therapists perform office and home visits to ensure proper ergonomics. Call today for your first appointment and start your journey to a pain-free life.