By Janie Reinart
Your eyes are blurry, your joints are stiff, and you have a pain in your neck from sitting at your computer for hours. Here are a few tips to save your neck and the rest of you!
1. Use your favorite eye drops to soothe tired eyes.
2. Make your own heating pad.
3. Stand, walk and stretch.
Try reading and typing from your monitor while standing. I like to stand at my breakfast bar and work. My computer is
on a box so that my eyes are level with the screen.
Stand up if you are chatting on the phone. Go for a walking meeting (even if its by yourself.) What about a walking desk?
4. Take a dance break.
5. Set your alarm.
Andrea LaCroix, PhD, director of the Women's Health Center of Excellence at the University of California, San Diego says, "The message is to reduce sitting time by breaking it up. Although experts aren’t sure how often you need to get up, they suggest getting up about every 30 minutes if possible."