Feeling Stress? Get Off the Computer!

People come to our Mercer Island foot massage clinic because they have stiff muscles, back pain, and emotional stress. A good massage can help to alleviate these problems, but, if you continue to suffer, you may want to look at your lifestyle to help get to the core of the issue. In the modern world, the culprit for many people is the long hours they spend in front of the computer.

First of all, it’s well known that constant computer use encourages bad posture. Hunching over your keyboard, craning your neck back to look at your screen, sitting for hours at a time, all of these can take their toll on your muscles and cause lasting pain. Your body wants to get up and move about, keeping your muscles strong and supple.

Secondly, spending a lot of time on the internet has been shown to increase your stress and depression. Though many look to the online world for leisure and socializing, it’s a poor substitute for actual human contact. Get out of the house more often and interact with friends face to face, and you can do wonders to improve your mood.