Healthy Work Habits

Healthy Work Habits

Frequent, short rest breaks throughout the day may be effective in reducing the incidence of MSD discomfort during repetitive and static work. Follow these simple guidelines:

  • Use correct posture when working. Keep moving as much as possible throughout the day.
  • Take short 1-2 minute stretch breaks every 20-30 minutes. After each hour of work, take a break or change tasks for at least 5 minutes.
  • Avoid eye fatigue by resting and refocusing your eyes periodically. Look away from the monitor and focus on something in the distance. Follow the 20-20-20 rule: every 20 minutes, look approximately 20 feet away for 20 seconds. Rest your eyes by covering them with your palms for 10-15 seconds.
  • Always try to get away from your computer during lunch breaks.

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