1. Optimize Your Ergonomics
As surprising as it sounds, a lot of neck and back pain - as well as pain in your wrists, hands, legs, feet - can be caused by a poor monitor, keyboard, chair, and desk setup. Setting up your workspace for ergonomics can bring you instant relief.
The Stand Up Desk Store Guide to Better Posture offers excellent insights on desk setup for both sitting and standing. If you prefer to watch a video, check out our Proper Standing Posture.
In general, strive to keep your back, neck, and wrists straight. You want your elbows to be at a 90-degree angle regardless if you’re sitting or standing at your desk. When sitting at your desk, you want your feet flat on the floor with your hips and knees at 90-degree angles. Your monitors should be roughly an arm’s reach away, with the top edge of your monitor at eye level or slightly higher. You also want the monitor to have a slight backward tilt. When tilting the monitor, however, keep an eye out for glare from overhead lights.