Public Media for Central Pennsylvania
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

Health Minute: Back Health & Home Office

Health Minute logo

WPSU’s Health Minute is a collaboration with Penn State’s College of Nursing.

Many people are working or attending school from home during the pandemic. Sitting for extended periods of time in spaces that aren’t designed for office work can lead to pain in the neck, shoulders, and back.

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons stresses the importance of choosing a chair that will support your back. When sitting, your lower back should be in a slightly arched position, with your head and shoulders in an erect position. Make sure your work surface is at a height and proximity that will discourage leaning forward. Be sure to take frequent breaks to stretch, walk, or exercise.

For more information, visit

For all our episodes, visit

Cheraine Stanford is the Content Strategy Director at WPSU, responsible for developing the station's original productions across digital, radio and television.