(HealthDay News) -- Neck pain can be triggered or worsened by poor posture. So make sure posture is on your mind as you sit at your desk and go about your day.
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The Mayo Clinic suggests:
- Keep a straight line from your hips to your shoulders and your shoulders to your ears.
- Take regular stretch breaks. Get up, move around and stretch your body.
- Move your computer monitor level with your eyes. Keep your knees slightly below your hips, and rest your arms on armrests.
- Opt for a speakerphone or headset. Don't hold the phone between your ear and shoulder.
- If you have heavy bags, don't carry them over your shoulder, which may strain the neck.
- Practice good posture when asleep, with your head and neck in alignment.
-- Diana Kohnle
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