Exercise at Your Desk

Sitting at a desk for eight hours can get tiring. It’s important that your chair is at the proper height because it provides support throughout your work day. The height of your chair can cause strain on your neck and back. Be sure to maintain good posture because hunching forward can lead to spasms.

According to Forbes, the top one-third of your computer screen should be above eye level. Stretching throughout the day can alleviate back pain. To stretch your neck, try touching your ear to your shoulder. For lower-body strength, Forbes suggests to sit in your chair and extend one leg out in front of you (see picture below). Hold for two seconds. Next, raise your leg up as high as you can, and hold for two more seconds. Do this exercise on each leg 15 times.

If you want to stay even more active throughout the day, take the stairs instead of the elevator, and walk over to talk to a co-worker instead of emailing them. Be sure to drink plenty of water, and eat a healthy lunch.