Humans simply weren’t designed to sit at desks for 8 to 10 hours a day – and yet that’s precisely what 8 out of 10 modern workers do. While you may associate work injuries with heavy-lifting industries, office employees run the risk of health consequences over time. Sitting at a desk for extended periods can lead to long-term problems, including neck, back, and shoulder pain; carpal tunnel syndrome; obesity; stress; and a range of musculoskeletal disorders.
Even if you do have a career that keeps you tethered to a desk for hours every day, there are measures you can take to prevent ill effects. Consider the following precautions: