Although we love sitting in our beautifully decorated cubicles, sitting in front of a computer for eight hours a day can take a toll on your body.
First, be conscience of your posture at all times. The OSHA (U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration) recommends that you sit with your feet flat on the floor (use a foot rest if your feet don’t reach the floor), legs and forearms bent at 90 degrees, with straight wrists, and adjust your computer monitor to be at or below eye level.
Next, rest your eyes from staring at the vivid screen by taking a 20 second break every 20 minutes. This will help reduce eye strain and dryness, which will give you a refreshed feeling. Lastly, invest in a good chair, desk, keyboard and mouse. Even though a good office chair may cost you, the money saved in doctors’ bills will be worth every penny. Many people tend to need chiropractic and physical therapy attention from sitting in a bad chair all day.
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