Saturday, April 30, 2005

When working isn't working for your health

We would all like to have a job that allows us to be active and healthy; but the simple fact is that the majority of us are trapped at our desks for 8 hours a day, and we have to resort to the most curious methods to try to combat workplace hazards.

Deskbound workers suffer from a variety of health problems connected to poorly designed office space and ignorance of simple ergonomics. They range from very common ailments, such as myopia, from prolonged close-screen work, to painful conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome. Many office workers also spend hours seated in uncomfortable chairs, or cram themselves in the same space for too long. These poor work habits give rise to bad posture and back problems, due to compression of the spinal vertebrae in the same position for extended periods. Apart from physical problems, mental fatigue also sets in during a long haul in front of the computer.

Go for DESKERCISE (Via HindustanTimes)

Desk Exercise - User Interface Design, Human Computer Interaction (HCI), Ergonomics

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