Avoid bending your wrists or cutting off circulation
- Buying wrist braces and using them while working will help show you where you are bending your wrists
- Wearing the braces at nice to recover your wrists from time to time will help reduce pain/stress on your wrists
Get up every so often and move. Movement encourages blood
- Lack of blood flow in the legs can cause damage
Standing and sitting are both fine, but too much of either is
- If it hurts to stay standing then sit. If you’ve sat all day then try standing a bit
- Moving around during/between different tasks helps as well
More important is exercising some
- Majority of damage from office work is lack of activity rather than siting or standing.
- Moving, standing, sitting, a better desk or chair; All ways to limit damage. Only real solution is exercise and stretching.
Stretching your legs, thighs, and lower back are also very
- It’s worth-it to pay for a trainer to teach proper stretching and form. Personally, I think it’s worth paying for a trainer even when you “already know what to do” so you can signal to them any pains you’re having and identify the inevitable ways you’re doing it wrong or compensating and working on those specific muscle groups to gain strength.
- Do not let not having a trainer be an excuse: Touch your toes, stretch your shoulders, and buy a few stretching tools at least.
- Alternatives: massages and assisted stretches.
- Love laying down desks: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=24687458