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Q: I spend most of my day sitting at a desk. Often my neck and back are sore at the end of the day. Any suggestions?

Proper sitting posture is one of the best things you can do to prevent back and neck problems. Use a chair that supports your back in a slightly arched position; place a small pillow at your lower back if necessary. Be sure your chair is low enough so that you can place both of your feet on the floor, but no lower. Sit close to your work. Avoid leaning forward and downward for long periods of time; instead try elevating or moving your work surface around to avoid this. Finally, try to incorporate short, mini-breaks so that you avoid sitting for long periods of time without getting up.

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