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Computer work shouldn't hurt: 3 quick tricks for perfect posture

Computer work shouldn't hurt: 3 quick tricks for perfect posture

At the risk of putting ourselves out of business, here are three easy tips from Kristy for improving your seated posture and minimising those end-of-the-day aches and pains. (If you're getting start-of-the-day aches and pains, you should think about making an appointment.)

1) Roll your shoulders backwards. Do it a few times, with large, slow movements. Then consciously relax/lower them. (This is where they're supposed to be!)

2) Sit right to the back of your chair and lift your sternum comfortably, without straining or arching your back.

3) Make sure your mouse is at the front edge of your desk, right next to the keyboard. Your upper arm should be pointing straight down, with your elbow at a right angle and tucked close to your side.

See, we told you they were quick and easy! Even those of you who can't leave your desks to eat a sandwich can manage these. (You should still leave your desk obviously, but we don't want to nag.)