Ways to Create a Healthy Work Environment
Working for long hours in front of the computer without much movement is definitely going to result in aches and pains. Whether you are a full-time blogger or an office employee, people have reported of stiff necks, lower backaches, wrist pain etc.
In fact I have an ailing back pain for the past three weeks, because of sitting in front of the computer for eight to nine hours. So I thought of listing down few ways and adjustments we can make in our daily routine to lessen or prevent such aches and pains.
Take short breaks while working
Take short breaks from your computers every now and then. Like stand up for few minutes, leave your desk, go for a walk maybe to the printer, or get a glass of water for yourself. Staying in the same posture for a long time and doing the same activities, typing, clicking the mouse etc., puts strain on muscles. If you take short breaks at regular intervals will at least lessen or prevent the pain that comes with sitting in front of your PC for long hours.
Sitting Posture Sitting posture is very important. Your feet should be flat on the floor, back should be slightly arched and your neck and shoulder should be at ease. Don’t lean forward. That’s what happened to me, my lower back wasn’t supported as a result it began to hurt. Make sure your monitor is placed either on par with your eyes or five to seven degrees lower. While typing, your wrists shouldn’t be bent or touch the pad while you type.
Exercise your fingers by stretching your fingers apart, trying to make your hand as big as possible. Of course its not possible to maintain this posture the whole day, so just lean back 15 to 20 degrees to relax your lower back.
Holding the Phone Correctly
One of the worst habits is to hold the phone between the shoulder and ear. You should avoid that as you will develop serious neck and back problems. Use a speaker phone or handsfree.
Don’t strain your eyes, one of the ways to avoid that is by having proper lighting. Ceiling lighting is enough for many people. Look away from the monitor for a while, and blink often to keep your eyes moist. Exercise your eye muscles by looking as far to the sides as possible, reduced eye fatigue also reduces stress.
These tips would create a healthy work environment and alleviate those aches and pains which we often complain at the end of the day. Happy Blogging!
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