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Desk Work Survival Guide

Do you sit for long hours at work?
Learn how to maintain a proper sitting posture to prevent back pain by trying out these life-changing tips to stay healthy at work:
1) Maintain a 90-degree angle with your elbows, knees, and hips. The 90 degree makes it so that the joints are at rest and therefore the least amount of strain on the ligaments that hold the joint together.
2) Keep your mouse and keyboard as close to you as possible to avoid having to reach your arms out in front. Even a 15 degree angle of your arms away from your body will eventually provoke a slouching of your upper body.
3) Use a lumbar roll to support your lower back. This will maintain the natural curve of your lower back and the rest of the curves in your spine.
4) Take regular breaks to stretch and walk around. This helps maintain blood flow through out your lower extremity and can be vital to avoid common problems such as varicose veins and chronic swelling in the lower leg.
5) Practice the 20-20-20 rule to reduce eye strain: every 20 minutes, look at something 20 feet away for 20 seconds. This can help prevent tension headaches or facial fatigue. Your body and mind will thank you!