7 Ways to Prevent Desk-Job Damage

How to avoid back pain, eye strain and other common office job health hazards (9 Photos)

Mallory Gnaegy on Aug 31, 2010 at 11:49AM

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7 Ways to Prevent Desk-Job Damage


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Bad Posture is a Pain in the Neck

Are you slouching forward to read this?  If your head is uncentered on your shoulders or you’re leaning forward, the strain may be causing neck tension and headaches.  Dr. Chris Oswald, B.Sc. Chiropractor, CEO and co-founder of ergo~health, suggests squaring your head on your shoulders and your shoulders over your hips, using a headset for your phone and armrests on chairs when typing or writing.  “People put their computer screen too low, too far away and often at an angle,” says Oswald. “It should be arms length away and the top of the screen should be at eye-level in front of you.”  To stretch the tension out, tilt your ear to your shoulder; holding 30 seconds on each side.

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