The health implications of sitting at a desk for long periods of time are well documented, with back pain being the obvious and most common complaint. Unfortunately for many of us, sitting at a desk for 8 hours a day (or more) is an unavoidable part of our working life.

If you are sitting incorrectly, you may already be experiencing health issues - and if you aren't right now, you could be in the future!

It is vital that you set up your desk correctly to ensure your workspace is ergonomic and supportive rather than damaging to your health. Simple tweaks like moving your monitor slightly further away can make a world of difference. The ideal distance should be between 50-100mm, as you also don't want to be too far away from your screen.

At the same time, adjust the angle of your monitor as well. It should be directly in front of you, with the top of the screen level with your eye line. If you have to look down onto your monitor, you should adjust the desk or your chair accordingly.

Don't forget to place your keyboard correctly too. Poorly positioned keyboards can easily lead to repetitive strain injuries to the hands or wrists. You need to maintain a good posture, so extending your arms too far forward or squashing them in front of you isn't what you want here.

Lastly, choose the right size mouse for your workspace and ensure it's always within easy reach. There are actually different types of mouse available to suit different hand sizes, so consider this before making a purchase.

Making these simple changes to your workspace could drastically improve your posture and ultimately your health.