It’s IA season, and end of sem exams aren’t that far behind either. Whatever campus you find yourself on, we’re in that period where it’s important to start studying to catch up on the semester’s material. One of the downsides of the long studying (apart from the fact that it’s so boring) is that you might end up with some joint pain if you’re in one position for a long. Here’s how to to avoid that.
Take Study Breaks
One of the ways to avoid back pain and pain in your joints is just taking short breaks frequently. Just walking around your room every 20 minutes will be better for you in the long run. However, you also need to be careful that your breaks don’t end up being longer than the actual study periods.
Correct Your Posture
It takes a lot of conscious effort to remember to just “sit up straight,” but in the long run it’s a habit that will save you a lot of discomfort in your neck and in your back. If you have to bend to see your laptop screen, consider placing your laptop on top of a stack of books to bring it closer to your eye level.
If you’re already taking a break, there’s no harm in adding some stretching to that time away from your desk. Doing some simple neck rolls or back stretches can go a long way towards reducing the pain that you would feel sitting in one position for long periods of time.