Whether using the phone or a computer, technology now allows employees to perform a great deal of work from one spot. However, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warns that sitting for long periods of time can increase your risk of stress and strain.
Below, CDC offers some tips to help minimize these risks:
- Create a comfortable work space. Arrange your desk, chair and necessary items in a way that eliminates the need to overreach or use awkward postures.
- Take frequent breaks throughout the day. Stretch your arms, legs and neck to recover from muscle fatigue.
- Recognize early warning signs of stress, such as headache, sleep problems, a short temper, difficulty concentrating, upset stomach, job dissatisfaction and low morale.
- Eat healthy meals and snacks, including a wide variety of fruits and vegetables. Limit drinks that have high levels of fat, calories and sugar.