Desk habits Pomegranite

Desk habits

By Carla

Sitting at a desk all day is not healthy, but something that’s a reality for most of us. We’ve compiled a few tips to help keep your body happy.

Practice the 20/20/20 rule

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Every 20 minutes look at something 20 feet (six metres) away for 20 seconds. By refocusing your eyes, you’ll prevent eyestrain.

Stand up | Stretch | Go for a little walk


Stretching is a great way to clear your head and reset your brain. Try to stand up as often as you can and find tasks that you can do while standing. Going for a little walk around the office, office building or the street outside is a great way to give your eyes, body and brain a break from your desk.

Clean your desk and electronics

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Make sure that your desk is dusted and cleaned properly at least once a week. Studies have shown that keyboards are dirtier than toilet seats. Buy yourself a PC cleaning kit like this or this.

Ditch the clutter

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Keep the contents of your desk relevant. If you don’t need it, get rid of it. Seriously – just throw it away!



Do not eat lunch at your desk. Stand up, move around and find a lunch spot elsewhere that works for you. Eating lunch away from your desk may lead to increased interaction with your co-workers and potentially even friends!