Effects of long hours at the desk

Maintaining a static position for hours can cause physical fatigue, reduce circulation to our soft tissues (muscle and ligaments) and lead to aches and pains. Long periods of sitting at the computer are a risk factor for developing muscle and joint pains, neck and back pain, shoulder, wrist or hand overuse injuries, eye strain and headaches. Why is good posture important? When posture is good, the mechanics in the body work efficiently. This limits wear and tear and helps to reduce strain on muscles, ligaments and joints. The 7 Hidden exercise in the workplace Walk or cycle to work; can you get off a couple of tube/bus stops earlier? Dynamic sitting on an unstable structure such as an exerci

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