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If you work behind a desk, you are well aware of the difficulties that it brings to your body. Desk work can often lead to back and neck pain as well as heart disease, and staring at a computer screen for long periods of time could result in eye strain and headaches. 

Whether you sit at a desk all day long or want to be more comfortable when working on a computer at home, follow these tips to help reduce the effects on your body:

  • Maintain good posture by keeping a straight back and neck
  • Get up and move around for 10 minutes every hour
  • Adjust your computer monitor and chair height to keep your neck, arms, and legs in line
  • Stretch your back and neck periodically
  • Take the stairs instead of the elevator and go for a brief walk during lunch and breaks

Check out these links to learn more about being healthy at your desk:


Come learn new ways to be active even while at work! This month the Work/Life Esteemed Staff series presents Creative Solutions for Exercise at Work given by Sean Reilley of the Fitness Center. Sean will present some great tips on healthy desk practices! 

  • August 7th, 12:00pm-1:00pm – Peggy Ryan Williams HR Conference Room: Scheduling a full hour each day dedicated specifically to exercise can be a daunting task, especially when balanced with other work, family, and life commitments. This workshop will be an informative and interactive presentation on a variety of ways to achieve maximum health benefits in a minimal amount of time. RSVP to

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Katie Sack at or (607) 274-8000. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.

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