Are you one of the 80% of desk workers that suffer from arm, neck or shoulder pain due to a ‘workstation’ that is not fitted to you? Here are my tips for how to ease those aches and pains:
Tip 1 – Get set
When you sit on your work chair at that start of the work day –check if is it fitted to you, especially if you are hot-desking or part-time at the desk. It is the most important piece of equipment in your workday.
Tip 2 – Posture check
Tip 3 – Give yourself a break
Its hard to tear yourself away from some work when you are on a roll, but getting out of your chair every 30 minutes will decrease the aches and pains. So set your calendar or watch to remind you to get up regularly.
Tip 4 – Motion is Lotion
When you adjust your position and walk around, you prevent the muscles from overstrain. So just getting up for a drink or taking a comfort break can help.