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10 crucial desk exercises for designers

You may not have considered carrying out desk exercises while you've been working from home or in your studio, but designers and artists often spend lots of time sitting at their desks staring at a screen – and this is bad news for posture and back health. Taking regular screen breaks is key, of course, but keeping yourself at optimum health means doing more than just taking a quick break.

With the home office so important right now, there are steps you can take to upgrade your setup and improve your back health, such as investing in the best office chair and best desk you can afford. Having the right accessories will also help, so consider upgrading to a laptop stand or getting the perfect second screen for you (see our best monitors roundup for some 4K monitor options).

But without doing proper desk exercises, even the best setup in the world can leave you feeling stiff, de-energised and sore. So you know just what to do, we've put together an infographic containing 10 simple desk exercises to do throughout the day. You could even consider scheduling them in, we certainly have. 

Click on the image to see the full-sized graphic, created especially for Creative Bloq by Simon Middleweek.

Essential desk exercises infographic

Click on the image to see the full-size infographic

Want to adopt more healthy habits in 2021? You can also check our mindfulness apps, or the best productivity tools to help you work smarter this year. 

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