So in my last blog, we spoke about your seating arrangements, now it’s time to talk about height.

As I typing this blog I am doing what I suggest you do not. My laptop is sitting in my lap and I am looking down at it as I type. What is this doing well it’s producing stress on my neck and shoulders which in the long run may cause multiple issues. Including but not limited to poor posture and of course neck, shoulder and could lead to lower back pain.

My simple advice is to sit at a table or desk and adjust your chair so that your feet are flat on the ground and knees are at a 90* angle. I’m sure that make sense but I want to talk about the height of your monitor.

Many people are still working on a desktop but laptops are very popular and that being said the height of the monitor is usually all wrong. If you’re looking down than your cause stress on your neck muscles. Guess what, your back to the same issue with neck and shoulder pain, so what can you do?

You have options if your using a desktop simply raise the monitor with a stand. A cheaper alternative may be a couple of books. Whatever your choice make sure that your monitor is directly in front of you. This will reduce the stress on your neck and shoulders.

If you are on a laptop, like most these days you may have to invest in laptop dock allowing an additional monitor. This will do two things it will offer you more workspace visually and it will relieve the stress put on your neck from looking down at it. Of course like stated above raise the monitor so that you are not looking down rather directly at it.

Whether your working on a desktop or laptop, try your best not to sit at an angle. Remember, you’re looking to keep your back and neck in the relaxed position. By having your monitor at an angle you are constantly stressing your neck and upper back when looking over your shoulder. Also, don’t forget to get up every hour for simple circulation purposes ;).

Let me know how or if these tips helped you and if your looking for a massage call me and lets set something up!

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