A scientist's guide to life: How to sit correctly
Regular chair and desks versus ergonomic work stations do not make much of a difference. If they do work, it is because of novelty and usually short-lived.
Instead of getting up and moving at prescribed intervals, people should just move more.
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... to play games that require balancing and movement.
Playing any games while standing up is also an alternative, as sitting all day is bad for us.
Test your back and neck posture against a wall or check proper posture illustrations to find any areas you need to work on when standing.
Be more aware of your feet when you’re standing and adjust your weight so it’s distributed evenly across both feet.
Do pilates and other core strengthening exercises to help you stand taller and maintain a proper posture.
Yoga also does that and emphasizes body awareness and balance.
With the 2020 pandemic, many people are required to stay home.
If you're one of these people, you may be noticing new aches and pains you did not experience at the office.
Many companies follow an ANSI-HFS standard in the design of their computer workstations, which incorporates ergonomic furniture and accessories.
Most homes don't have the space to accommodate ergonomic office furniture, nor do most people invest in it. If you're working from home using your computer on a regular table or you sit in a lounge chair or on your bed, chances are you aren't in a healthy posture. It could potentially lead to musculoskeletal injury, carpal tunnel syndrome, or even deep vein thrombosis.
View your computer screen with a straight neck. Put your screen in front of you at a comfortable viewing height. Don't look down at your screen or angle your screen, so you must twist your neck.
You may have to put the screen on a pile of books or on a cardboard box to raise it to a comfortable viewing position.
When you spend hours at your desk every day, even the smallest features of your workspace – such as the position of your monitor or the height of your chair– can greatly affect your productivity an...