Health Risk: Neck and Back Pains

Look around you. What do you notice about the posture of people? Instead of sitting upright, their heads are down and their shoulders hunched over as they use their tablets, phones, or laptops. Although seemingly harmless, looking down for long periods and prolonged poor posture can lead to neck and back pain and problems. Bending your head over hours strains the muscles of the neck and can also cause headaches.

Here are some ways to prevent neck and back pains.

  • While on the computer, sit back in your chair, making sure to keep your arms relaxed as you type.
  • Be conscious of your posture and how far your neck is bent. Bend your neck backward when your ears are no longer at the same distance from your shoulders.
  • Ensure the top of the computer screen is at eye level so you sit straight and your neck is not bent forward.
  • Adjust your posture when you feel pain in your neck and back. keep your back straight. Your gazed should parallel to the floor and not downwards
  • Adjust your distance from the screen so that the screen is close enough for you to see the words clearly without strain. Enlarge the font size when need and.
  • Be physically fit.