How To Work At A Desk Without Destroying Your Neck And Back

The short- and long-term negative effects of spending your work day seated are real
Let’s face it: “Tech neck”—as well as tech back, and all the other aches and pains we associate with a long day spent glued to our desks, staring at a computer, for hours on end—is real.

It’s not news that being sedentary isn’t good for you. While we might be active on our off hours, when we spend a good portion of our waking hours sitting at our desks five days a week, there are bound to be some not-so-pleasant effects. Stress aside, jobs that require us to be in a seated position for the majority of our workday, whether it’s eight, 10, or even 12 hours a day, can affect our bodies physically, too, and in more ways than you’re probably already aware of.

We chatted with the experts—from chiropractors and physical therapists to yogis—to break down how you can make your nine-to-five much less stressful (and painful) for your body.