The best way to make sitting at your desk all day suck less

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[MUSIC] If you haven't thought about making your desk more ergonomic you're doing it all wrong. Many of us spend eight or more hours a day tied to our desks and eventually you might notice that your neck hurts, your back aches and that sitting at a desk is really taking a toll on your body. Well the good news is that you do not have to switch to a standing desk to feel better. What you might need is to just make your setup more ergonomically friendly. Here are the basics. Step one, your keyboard and mouse should be one to two inches above your thighs. The easiest way to achieve this is with an adjustable keyboard tray. Also, stick with a keyboard that doesn't have a number pad. This way your hand will be centered, and you won't lean to much one way or the other. Step 2, find the right distance between your eyes and the monitor. Tilt it back, extend your arms, and the tip of your fingers is where the screen should be Step three. When you sit down, there should be a space about the size of your fist between the back of your knees and the chair. And when you sit, your feet should be on the floor in front of you. And your thighs should be slightly below your hips. If you're short, use a footrest. And if you're tall, well might have to adjust the height of your desk. Finally, the most important ingredient is movement. So get up and walk around at least once an hour to keep your blood circulating and your body happy. And now you're doing it right. For a more in depth walk-through, check out the video on setting up an ergonomic workstation. [MUSIC]

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