It is one thing to sit properly at the computer. What about the laptop though? The very design of laptop computers encourages bad posture among heavy users, such as you and me. This is the quickest route to headaches, muscle strain and really painful neck, shoulder and hand injuries.
In short, your body was not designed to spend all day sitting in front of a computer screen. You were not designed to sit all day in the first place.
Okay, so we are no longer out there hunting and gathering, but we do need to keep the following in mind, for our bodies’ sake:
- Your body should form 90-degree angles at the elbows, knees and hips when you’re sitting in front of a computer screen;
- Get an adjustable chair with good back support;
- With the help of a docking station, position the computer so you can read the screen without bending your neck;
- Take frequent short breaks and stay properly hydrated.
These things may seem simple, but once you get sucked into cyberspace, it takes effort to remember these things. Stay healthy!