5 Health Tips If You Work at a Computer
Updated October 6, 2023
Getting work done in today’s modern world typically involved spending time at a computer. For some, almost all of their work hours are spent in front of a computer. Computers are great, don’t get me wrong, but they certainly do not go hand in hand with a healthy lifestyle. Because of this, it’s even more important to take some of these tips into consideration so that you feel better and stay healthy.
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Sit Up Straight
When you’re sitting at your computer, you’re in the same position for a long time. Since you’re in that position for a long time, you should be in a good one! Good posture will make you feel better and look better over time. If you slouch for a decade, your spine will react accordingly. Additionally, I feel that I work more productively when I sit up straight since it’s a less relaxed posture.
Stretch It Out
A good stretch is important when you’re at your computer all day. Try to stretch it out a little bit once every hour or so. Put your hands together and bend your fingers back. Arch your back in your chair and reach your arms to the sky. Stick out your legs and stretch your hamstrings. Twist in your chair to stretch your back. Pull each arm across your chest to stretch your shoulders. Roll your neck around. You’ll be happy you did.
Get Out Of Your Chair
Get up off your sore but every once in a while. It will benefit you to rest your eyes and move your legs for a few minutes. I find if I get stuck at my computer for too long my brain starts to work less efficiently anyway. It helps to take a quick few minute mini-break every once in a while and recharge the brain in addition to moving around. Here’s a suggestion, head over to the sink and grab a drink of water.
Staying hydrated is important, even if you’re not sweat or working really hard physically. Because you’re being sedentary you might not feel thirsty, but it’s still important to drink water. You’ll think clearer, feel better, and be hydrated for when you do go do something more physical when you get away from your computer.
Exercises Outside of Work
The most important thing is to take some time when you get away from your computer to do something actually physically active. Don’t get sucked into a sedentary lifestyle. On the flip side, take advantage from the fact that your body is still fresh after work. Many people who work outside are too tired from a day of work to go and do something active and fun. You are in a position to go out after work and run around, go for a walk, play sports, hop on a bike, etc. Don’t head straight from your computer to the TV, that’s too much screen back to back.
Author Bio:- Cooper Elling is passionate about business, fitness & blogging. When he’s not having fun he writes about Smartlipo, cooking, and a myriad of other topics. He’s also interested in Sono Bello on Facebook.