Posture/Exercises for people working on computers
My husband spends 12-14 hours on computers mostly sitting in same posture in his office. HE is starting to have neck and back pain on and off. Can any experts of this circle advise what exercises people working on computers must do and how there posture should be. I am sure many people have done this for corporates who have thousands of IT employees. more
hi I am an orthopaeditian n d traumatologist ,you can tell him to visit me or call .my cell no is 9350255475 more
I have worked for 34 years in the IT industry and I have been through this. There are a lot of things one can do but one tends to either forget to take action or wearing a neck guard collar all the time is a bit cumbersome / not desirable in an office environment (unless of course a doctor has advised to use it).
Two key habits developed over a period of time helped:
- Ensure every bend in the body is at 90 degrees while sitting in front of a computer. Specifically 90 degree between chin and neck, straight firm chair back to ensure 90 degree between back and thighs (also no slouching which is the main culprit for back problems), knees bent at 90 degrees and feet flat on the ground (adjust chair height if required) to ensure 90 degree with the ankle.
- Breaks every 1-2 hours as Chakresh pointed out. Raise the arms towards the sky and stretch. more
There are postural correction ex which u shd learn from a qualified physio more
First and foremost GET UP EVERY HOUR AND MOVE ABOUT FOR 10 MINUTES
Secondly sit straight and keep a small cushion behind the back
Thirdly paste antiglare screen over the monitor
Fourth use anti glare specs and wear neck guard collar when sitting in front of monitor. more