Most of us in today's day and age spend most of our hours in a day in front of a computer. Whether we do it whilst at the job or just whilst lazily scrolling through YouTube as a pass time, sitting in front of a screen on a daily basis is just something we all do, isn't it?
Well, sitting in front of a computer all day can literally be a pain in the neck, researchers at San Francisco State University have found. They state that computer work can cause neck strain and a variety of other discomforts. With a good posture, your back can easily support the weight of your head and neck, up to 12 pounds. But researchers now say that when we’re sitting in front of a computer, many of us slouch or bend forward with our heads jutting at a 45-degree angle which changes the burden on your muscles and all of a sudden they’re having to support the equivalent of 45 pounds.
All this can lead to a stiff neck, sore shoulders, back pain, and even fatigue, headaches, and poor concentration. To correct this, you need to make sure your head is aligned on top of your neck. If need be, increase the font on your computer to make the reading easier. Wearing reading or computer glasses can help here too.