By Ines Saint Martin

DevSnack #47: The cliché of the programmer hunched over their desk typing away on their laptop is alive and well in many offices. Is there a way to avoid pain down the road? Try some of the tips, such as correct posture and stay healthy.

 #1 – The importance of Good Posture for Software Developers

What is the problem with poor posture? What are the long term effects of poor posture? In this post by Layne McIntyre we can read some of the negative effects and how to check our posture! There is also an animated guide with the basics of good posture.

#2 – What Your Hardware Needs to Do

Whitson Gordon tell us how to set up a healthy, ergonomic workspace to keep you comfortable and injury-free. What you really need to do is make a few changes around your workspace.

#3 – Programming Your Hands

Jeff Atwood (@codinghorror) shares some hand exercises and the importance of trying to change things on a regular basis. Now, try some!

#4 – 10 exercises and ergonomics for software developers

You’re slouching right now, aren’t you? Don’t worry, it’s something we all do. In this post Mohammed Lakkadshaw wirtes 10 exercises to do at office and improve our posture.

#5 – 10 tips to stay healthy as a developer

It’s not all about posture, being a software engineer is definitely not a very healthy profession. Takes a look to this article by Shubham Sharma (@mailjet) and try to be healthier.


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