Some may believe that only individuals whose job involves physical labor are subject to neck or back pain as a result of their work, but it simply isn’t the case. Anyone who has ever left their office job with sore shoulders, lower back pain, or even a simple headache knows this, and they know how difficult it is to become and remain comfortable while sitting at a desk for long periods of time. Long periods of sitting can put a lot of stress on your neck and lower back areas, increasing the likelihood that you might develop headaches and muscle cramps throughout the work day. This can be avoided by utilizing “workplace ergonomics”, which is simply the optimization of your workspace to better suit your bodily comfort. Some ways to improve this include adjusting your chair’s height to allow your legs to rest at a right angle with your feet touching the floor, supporting your lower back and feet with cushions, positioning your computer monitor to be about an arm’s length away from you, and arranging your peripherals (such as your keyboard and mouse) to be in an area that allows you to relax your arms and support your wrists on a cushion. Taking these simple steps to adjust your workspace can greatly reduce the pain you experience while working long hours at the office, and it can even make work more enjoyable.