Workstation exercises

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
Man stretching illustration