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Guidance for your computer work station

Are you required to sit at the computer for long hours at work? Does your back sometimes feel stiff and uncomfortable? Do you ever feel that your wrist and fingers get sore from typing and using the mouse? Have you ever had a neck ache? Do you ever sit like this?!

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Most of us spend hours at the desk every day. We often develop bad habits sitting in an incorrect posture which can lead to long term injuries. It is always easier to prevent injuries rather than to cure them, so here are some of my tips for you:

  • Recline your chair about 10 degrees so that your head is sitting above your spine. This will prevent you from developing a forward head posture

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  • Sit as far back in your chair as possible to ensure good back support. You can always purchase a lumbar support cushion to help close the gap.

  • Keep your arms relaxed by your side. You want your forearms level with the keyboard.
  • Your eyes should be in line with the middle of your screen
  • You want your feet touching the floor. You may find that a foot rest may be necessary to give you support.

You could even do a few stretches whilst sitting in the chair to help prevent muscle strain. It is recommended you move about for a few minutes every hour. This full body stretching programme could even prevent you from an injury:

Neck movements

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Shoulder rotations

neck-exercises

Wrist stretches

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Rotating your spine

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Stretching your hamstrings

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Rotating your ankles

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