Many of us spend 40 hours a week at our desks, and even more time on our computers at home. Aside from posture issues, our work environments can contribute to other surprising ailments as well. Spending so much time on the computer and on my phone has actually caused me to develop carpal tunnel, which makes typing hurt from time to time. My eyes are also super sensitive, and staring at bright screens only makes them worse, so I’ve started wearing glasses that block blue light to protect them.
If you’re also experiencing discomfort from sitting at your desk, making small additions to your workspace — like standing desks, the right chair, or even a laptop stand — can help make your desk feel like a place you want to be.