Your Health: Reversing the Office Slump
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Spending six to eight hours a day in front of a computer can lead to shoulder, arm, hand and neck problems, as well as issues with balance and coordination.
Our backs were not designed to spend long periods of time sitting at desks – a common feature of many work environments.
Santiago Villamil, physical therapist, will teach you some of the most effective ways to not only reduce your pain, but strengthen the strained muscles so the pain doesn't return.
Here are a few ways you can prevent injuries at work:
- Try to place your work in front of you and sit tall while you work.
- Try not to put too much stress on one area of your body, such as your lower back or arms.
- Change your position often.
- Turn with your whole body instead of twisting to face your work.
- Take breaks to stretch or get out of your chair every 20 to 40 minutes. If you can, switch to another task.
It's just another day at the office, but without pain.
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