Why do I need to stretch at my computer workstation?
No matter how well the workstation is designed, problems may arise where work organisation is poor or disrupted. Working at a computer often involves few changes in body position. This lack of movement can lead to muscular aches and pains.
Recommendations to reduce aches and pains:
- Regularly vary work tasks, looking at organisation of the working day
- Break up ‘on-screen’ activities with micro-breaks – tasks which involve movement, stretching and changes to body position
- Trying standing during some tasks and moving away from the workstation for short periods where possible