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Do you leave the office at the end of the day feeling stiff with back, neck or wrist pain? It seems illogical, but you can actually suffer an injury such as carpal tunnel, tendinitis or muscle strains while sitting. However, ergonomic strategies can improve posture alignment, reduce time spent in the same posture, reduce repetitive motions and limit extreme ranges of motion to reduce your risk of developing a musculoskeletal disorder.
Try these strategies every few hours for posture variety:
The perfect desk positioning sounds simple, but the verdict is still out on proper posture relating to seating, wrist position and work station set up. Research suggests there is no perfect set up, but rather that holding postures for long periods of time can be stressful regardless of alignment – gravity can compress joints, muscles can contract and tendons can be tensed while we hold ourselves still lost in our work. Changes in posture can be utilized without reducing your productivity or requiring the use of costly adaptive gear for you or your workstation.
Try these desk and computer modifications:
While experts continue to search for the perfect desk and computer set up, we can make these helpful changes to be considerate of our bodies. Preventing musculoskeletal disorders in the workplace is in your best interest as well as the best interest of your employer!
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