How Online Meetings Are Affecting Our Backs

  1. Try and encourage your colleagues to have a break between meetings, by keeping the meetings to 45/50 minutes instead of an hour, or schedule meetings off the hour.
  2. If you are experiencing back to back meetings, try attending some on a phone or ipad, so you can walk around whilst on the meeting, or take the laptop to a standing surface.
  3. With many using their in-built camera laptop for online meetings, at least ensure that the screen is directly in front of you rather than over to one side. Raise it up to eye level so you aren’t slouching down — I use a nexstand stand to raise the laptop as it allows me to quickly move the laptop to the correct position for my online calls (I place it in front of my monitor for the calls as this is my main screen).
  • Posture education (sitting and standing)
  • Physical therapy
  • Psychological counselling
  • Movement during the day
  • Nutrition and
  • Stretching classes such as Pilates, yoga and Tai chi, which all ease the mind too.

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