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Good posture is hard to come by these days. Most of us sit crouched at our desks all day, straining our eyes and muscles as we squint into our screens. You may even be (OK, you probably are) in this unhealthy position right now.
Although your posture is most likely not the first thing on your mind when you sit down at your desk in the morning, it’s important to learn basic office ergonomics so you can adjust your chair, screen, and body accordingly.
You may not realize it, but every minor tweak to your posture can make the world of difference to your long-term health. For example, here’s a scary fact: For every inch that the head comes forward, the spine feels like it has taken on an extra 10 pounds. Ouch!
The Mayo Clinic gives a full list of proper office ergonomic tips, which we’ve laid out below. These adjustments can feel a little strange at first, but trust us, you’ll get used to it — and your body will thank you.
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