Valentine’s Day is almost here, and we think that your back (and neck, and wrists…) could use some love this February!
We’ve put together a few quick tips on how to give your Healthy Body some much-needed TLC in the office. The office may not look scary, but there are several ways you can injure your Healthy Body by maintaining bad habits. Use these tips to keep your work environment comfortable.
- Never reach for your keyboard! Your arms can weigh up to 12-15% of your Healthy Body weight. Keep your elbows by your side while typing. This will help prevent neck and should discomfort and may even help you get rid of dull, tension related headaches!
- Keep the top of your monitor at eye-level. You shouldn’t need to look up or down to read your screen. Keep your monitor about an arm’s length away. Any further, and you’ll naturally strain your Healthy Body to be able to see your screen.
- Keep your wrists straight as much as possible. The muscles that move your fingers are in your forearms. Having your wrists extended contracts the muscle on the topside of your forearms, which can cause discomfort or injury.
The more you control your Healthy Body to prevent injury the better your quality of life you with have physically.