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The Healthy Programmer by Joe Kutner

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Developing Better Ergonomics

Most programmers love technology, so it’s no surprise when we spend hours online searching for the best office chair. A good chair can greatly improve your posture and help reduce back pain, but it’s possible that the chair you have is perfectly sufficient. You might just be sitting incorrectly.

In this section we’ll discuss some simple changes that can help eliminate back pain. They don’t cost anything, and they may even save you from paying doctor bills.

Developing Better Posture

The correct posture is somewhat dependent on an individual’s physical characteristics. But you can follow a few common rules to get in the best position. Many experts and health organizations, including Dr. Alan Hedge (whose research ...

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