Life hacks: 8 tips to prevent getting stiff and sore while working from home
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Life hacks: 8 tips to prevent getting stiff and sore while working from home

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WFH got you stiff and sore?

Most of us are working from home now as the fast-spreading coronavirus has forced us to shelter in place.

That means that many of us are working remotely in less than ideal ergonomic situations as we type on laptops in bed, on bookshelves, on the couch and at the kitchen table.

Staying home may be the right thing to do for the greater good, but it can be the wrong thing for your body, especially if you're working at an impromptu desk with spouses, roommates, children and pets underfoot.

As a result, many of us are feeling stiff and sore, no matter how many online yoga classes we do.

"There is a saying that 'the best position is the next position,'" says ergonomics consultant Karen Loesing, an expert in evaluating work stations.

The key, Loesing says, is to break up the work day with stretching, walking and a variety of postures.

Loesing offers 8 tips on how to stay healthy while working from home, plus some shopping inspiration in case you need to upgrade your WFH station.

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