After typing ‘please find attached’ sitting all day, it is possible to develop some wrist, back or neck pain. Carpal Tunnel syndrome is apparently a common condition that causes pain, numbness, tingling or weakness in the hand or wrist (clevelandclinic.org). It’s one of the things you have to be wary of if you’re sitting for extended periods. Here’s how to avoid it.
Move Things Around For Maximum Comfort
Arrange your workspace. Make sure that your chair is properly adjusted for your height. Also, ensure that you are not straining to look at your monitor, or to reach your keyboard or mouse.
Get Vertical And Stay Vertical
Make sure you’re using the backrest of your chair instead of being hunched over your desk. Leaning forward in your chair for long periods at a time can get uncomfortable for your back and it’s a bad position to be typing in.
Watch Where You Put Your Arms
You’re in for a world of pain if your arms and shoulders are tilted upwards or downwards. While this might not be noticeably uncomfortable at first, the effects will end up accumulating at the end of the day. Use your chair’s armrest to make sure that you’re not bending your arms in uncomfortable positions.
Take Breaks Away From Your Desk
It’s unhealthy to spend your entire day with your butt glued to a chair. You can use a timer or when you complete a part of a task as marks to remind you to get away from your seat and stretch your legs.
Try And Be Aware Of Your Posture
If you have bad sitting habits, you’ll find yourself in those positions when you’re not even thinking about it. It’s a good idea to consciously remind yourself every once in a while that you’re not seated properly so that you can do something about it.