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Doctor insights on: How Should I Be Sitting On My Desk At Work

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How should I be sitting on my desk at work?

How should I be sitting on my desk at work?

Sit up straight: with good posture. utilize a chair with good back support. ensure that your eyes are level with the computer screen. use an ergonomic keyboard and mouse pad. ...Read more

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Why am i having heart palpitations jut sitting at my desk at work? It happens about once a day for about 30 seconds.

Why am i having heart palpitations jut sitting at my desk at work? It happens about once a day for about 30 seconds.

Need info: Palpitations are universal. There sometimes is a reason for them, often not. Consider: are you using stimulants (caffeine, nicotine, decongestants?) are you well rested? Are you under particular stress? Generally, an evaluation would include and echocardiogram to exclude structural heart disease, lab tests for potassium, magnesium and thyroid hormone, and a 24 hr rhythm recording as a minimum. ...Read more

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My legs ache really bad when sitting at my desk at work?

My legs ache really bad when sitting at my desk at work?

Better chair.: You probably need a better chair - an ergonomic one, with good cushioning in the seat, proper back support, and appropriate height so that your feet are flat on the ground when you sit. Additionally, you should make it a point to get up at least once every hour to take a break from sitting. Stretch and walk around when you get up. ...Read more

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My feet are swollen after a long days work from sitting at my desk. What is this? How can I treat it?

My feet are swollen after a long days work from sitting at my desk. What is this? How can I treat it?

Venous insufficiency: It is likely to be due to pooling of blood from venous insufficiency. It would be good for you to get up and walk about every hour or so. If you can elevate your feet at your desk, that may help too. If you are overweight, losing weight will be good. ...Read more

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When sitting I favor leaning to my left side, same when working from desk. Now after 5 or so years, it's creating lower back discomfort. X-ray clear. I work on couch using laptop, and my way of sitting is left foot on my right new while I am leaning towar

When sitting I favor leaning to my left side, same when working from desk. Now after 5 or so years, it's creating lower back discomfort. X-ray clear. I work on couch using laptop, and my way of sitting is left foot on my right new while I am leaning towar

Common problem: You have poor body mechanics and your musculature need retraining. I imagine you have abused your back. Check with your family physician and get a referral to a physiotherapist. You will be amazed at the positive change. ...Read more

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Can prolonged sitting/ desk work cause muscle tightness on the low back/pelvic area?

Can prolonged sitting/ desk work cause muscle tightness on the low back/pelvic area?

My aching Back.: Many people suffer from the same symptoms after sitting in the same position for prolonged periods of time. Strengthening the core muscles will help along with altering the seat/desk height ratio. ...Read more