Working from home during the pandemic has lead many people to suffer unwanted aches and pains. As a preventative measure, make sure your workstation is set up properly. Your computer monitor should be at eye level, and you should maintain good sitting posture. Additionally, avoid staying in the same position for too long. Try standing up during video meetings or walking around while on phone calls. There are also stretches you can perform to help your neck, shoulders, back and hips.
- Work with the computer monitor at eye level; if using a laptop, place it on a stack of books.
- Use of a foam roller improves oxygen delivery to your back muscles.
- Hip flexor stretches and standing figure 4 stretches relieve stiffness in your hips.
“In fact, experts say that the first step to prevent pain in your neck, shoulders, back and hips is to properly set up your workstation at home.”