Best postures to maintain in front of your computer screen

In this technology driven world it is imperative to use technology for the reason it has been created- to make things easier for us! But if using technology is taking a toll on your body then it's time to analyse your ways of using it.

Updated: Sep 30, 2014, 10:42 AM IST

Zee Media Bureau/R Nandini

New Delhi: In this technology driven world it is imperative to use technology for the reason it has been created- to make things easier for us! But if using technology is taking a toll on your body then it's time to analyse your ways of using it.

People constantly complain of stiffness of neck, eye strain and headaches because of computer usage.

Here are the best postures to maintain while sitting in front of your computer screen to avoid the unnecessary strain:

Shoulders: Sit in an upright position with your eyes in straight line with the top of your computer screen. Relax your shoulders by resting your elbows on the arms of the chair and wrists at the table top.

Eyes: Avoid eye strain by taking frequent breaks to look away from the screen. Focus on any distant object. You can also close your eyes for a few seconds and press it with your palms for instant relief. Make a conscious effort to blink your eyes in between your work because it helps in lubricating them.

Neck: Simple neck exercises can help you get rid of the excess pressure on the neck. Bend your neck forward, touching you neck bone with your chin, then backwards. Keeping your shoulders straight turn your neck to the left then right. Repeat it a few times in a day.

Back: Maintain a straight posture. Stretching helps immensely, so try to stretch your body after every 4-5 hours.

Hands: Spread your fingers wide, then close it into a tight fist and repeat it a few times. This simple exercise can relieve you of the pain you get with constant typing.