With so many of us spending our working days behind a desk working with computers, it is important to know what effect this can have on our bodies. We already understand how sitting still for too long can cause damage to your back, and the latest research suggests there is another danger on your desk that you perhaps haven’t considered.
With our small electronic devices becoming more powerful, we can find ourselves spending long hours hunched over a tablet or small netbook and this position can wreak havoc with you posture and cause pain in the neck and shoulders. The Ergo-Q 260 Notebook stand has been designed to significantly improves the sitting posture, reducing neck strain by 32% and improving comfort by 21% (Lindblad, 2002).
If you could see my desk right now you would probably wonder how I get any work done. And if you are my boss then you will instantly understand why I am constantly behind deadline. It looks like a combination of a teenager’s bedroom and all the junk mail I have ever received got caught in a hurricane and happened to land on my work station.