In the office, our necks quickly became a problem area; We are talking about the so-called “tech neck”. Posture can prevent neck stiffness.
The basics in brief
- If you work on your computer or cell phone for a long time, your neck can become stiff.
- Desk standing and stretching exercises help prevent neck stiffness.
- Neck problem is also called “tech neck”.
The solution to the problem is relatively simple: work dynamically. If you’re at the computer, you should change your position between sitting and standing about every 30 minutes.
If you have an adjustable desk, you have an advantage: you can work standing up from time to time.
But it can also work without it: you can use a phone call to walk up and down for a few minutes.
A few simple exercises (stretching) in between can loosen the neck. In addition, the correct posture is important when sitting: you do not necessarily have to sit too straight, but rather bent 25 to 30 degrees backward.
Prepare the workplace properly
The upright position can also be supported with appropriate workplace furniture.
The screen should be positioned so that the upper third of the screen is at eye level.
If you only have a laptop on your desk in your home office, you can try a laptop stand that raises the screen to eye level.
An external keyboard and mouse can also help avoid arching your back and neck.
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