Sitting Could be Killing You

In this highly computerized world, people of all ages are experiencing aches and pains from sitting at a computer for long periods of time. In some cases, the nerves to the hand become compressed, causing tingling in the fingers. If you are experiencing discomfort while sitting at your computer, take early corrective action. Make sure your computer screen is at eye level. Your elbows should be at a 90 degree angle and your knees slightly lower than your hips. Inactivity can lead to serious long term issues. Tip: Perform 5 minutes of activity or stretching for every half hour of setting. If you need assistance, our ergonomic specialist at Perfect Balance will listen to your symptoms and provide appropriate treatment, including information about correct posture and positioning at your workstation. Work station tips are in our Work Activities link under Patient Education. We care about your well-being and are here to help you stay in “perfect balance”!