#officehacks - 10 Tips for a Pain Free Nine to Five

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Our bodies are not designed for a sedentary lifestyle, and they certainly weren't designed for sitting at a desk 8 hours a day, 5 days a week (probably more if you work in the city!) Headaches, back pain, RSI, carpal tunnel syndrome are all examples of musculoskeletal disorders that can often be attributed to prolonged periods of working at the computer.

These commonplace injuries aren't just a pain for you, they're also a pain for your employer. In the UK, the total number of working days lost due to musculoskeletal disorders in 2013/14 was 8.3 million, of which 2.8 million were due to back disorders! On average, each person with a back disorder took 12.3 days off of work (www.hse.gov.uk/statistics/).

But what can you do to protect yourself from developing these types of injuries? Here's my 10 top tips for keeping #painfree at work!

1) Make sure the top 1/3 of your screen is at eye level