Stay healthy at work with these posture pointers

posture tips for working at desk

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No matter how much you stretch, take breaks or go for a stroll at lunch, the working life of a designer means spending most of the time at a desk. With this in mind, it's important to remember that you shouldn't just be taking breaks – you should be doing everything you can at your desk to ensure a healthy lifestyle.

This infographic (opens in new tab) from Ultimate Mats (opens in new tab) sees some important posture pointers being made; whether you favour a sit-down desk or you've moved onto a standing effort, there's some brilliant tips to help your back, neck and shoulders stay in tip-top shape.

As well as desk pointers, there's also tips for how you should hold your hands when typing as well as some extra info to lower stress in the office – including an office dog! Take a look and improve your working day instantly.

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Sammy Maine was a founding member of the Creative Bloq team way back in the early 2010s, working as a Commissioning Editor. Her interests cover graphic design in music and film, illustration and animation. Since departing, Sammy has written for The Guardian, VICE, The Independent & Metro, and currently co-edits the quarterly music journal Gold Flake Paint.