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Prop up your Feet
If your chair is such that your arms and wrists aren’t positioned comfortably, try changing your chair instead of adjusting to it. Don’t forget that the chair you are sitting on is for your comfort, and not vice versa. Your knees should be at the same level as your hips. And if it is not so, keep a footrest under your feet to keep off excess strain build-up.
Make your chair work for you
The type of office chair you use is critical. Basically, any office chair that is fully adjustable and has lumbar support will work, but you need to be sure to set it up correctly.
In spite of its name, the laptop should not be used on the lap, as it makes you slump down on the screen resulting in neck and shoulder pain and various other problems. If circumstances compel you to use the laptop on the lap, keep a travel bag or the laptop bag on your lap to make the screen higher and minimize your chances of bending low on it.
Be careful when carrying your laptop around. All the accessories in a laptop bag may add up to weigh more than your regular workout weights. If you have to carry your bag around to work and then back home, have two pairs of all the accessories, so you don’t have to carry everything back and forth.
Filter your Vision
Fit your laptop with antiglare filters. It helps reduce the eye-strain you get from staring at shiny reflective screens all day. Antiglare filters make you blink less while looking at them. If you don’t like the thought of an antiglare screen over your laptop, you could pick up some blingy dandy antiglare spectacles for your eyes.
Use a laptop stand
You may not know this, but you do get a laptop stand these days. So use a laptop stand to keep the level of the screen and the level of your eyes parallel. It minimizes the chances of ruining your eyesight.
With the stretched working hours and the grind of the rigmarole routine, it’s hard to take stress out of our lives, but you can convert the agony of long laptop hours to an enjoyable and professionally fulfilling experience.
Remember that laptops are instruments to take you to the sky to harvest limitless opportunities while you’re on the move, and not to cause physical flaws. So use it wisely.
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