OnePlus 5 vs OnePlus 3T: These Are the New Features

OnePlus 5, the successor of OnePlus 3T, has been launched after months of wait, and fans in India will not have to wait too long as it will arrive in the country on Thursday. The OnePlus 5 price in India is yet to be official announced, but if the US and Europe prices are any indication, it will be an affordable alternative to iPhone 7 Plus and Samsung Galaxy S8. Of course, in a price sensitive market such as India, there will be many who will be unsure of which model is right for them, OnePlus 5 or OnePlus 3T. We take a look at the new features that set the current OnePlus flagship apart from its predecessor to help you decide where to go for the former or the latter.

OnePlus 5 vs OnePlus 3T: These Are the New Features

Price
As mentioned above, the India prices of the OnePlus 5 are not yet out, but the smartphone is expected to be priced at Rs. 32,999 and Rs. 37,999 for the two variants respectively. OnePlus 5 prices in the US and select European regions for the variant with 6GB RAM, 64GB storage, and Slate Gray colour are $479 (roughly Rs. 31,000) and EUR 499 (roughly Rs. 35,900), respectively. The 8GB RAM + 128GB storage variant in Midnight Black paintjob costs $539 (approximately Rs. 35,000), and EUR 559 (about Rs. 40,000) in the US and the select European markets, respectively.

To compare, the OnePlus 3T 64GB model at launch was priced at Rs. 29,999, GBP 399 (roughly Rs. 33,700), EUR 439 (roughly Rs. 31,200), and USD 439 (roughly Rs. 29,800), while the 128GB model has been priced at Rs. 34,999, GBP 439 (roughly Rs. 37,100), EUR 479 (roughly Rs. 34,800), and USD 479 (roughly Rs. 32,500).

While in India, the smartphone will be sold on June 22 at 4.30pm IST on Amazon India, the smartphone has currently gone up for pre-orders in US and Europe right now, with an Early Drop system that will see shipments begin on Wednesday, June 21, a full six days ahead of general sales that begin on June 27. Early Drop pre-order buyers will get special launch offers as well.

Design
With respect to design, the OnePlus 5 sees a lot of design changes, evidently inspired by the iPhone 7 Plus. The antenna bands placement, the dual camera setup, and the thin metal rounded frame are all the changes seen in plain sight. The bezels in the front remain at the top and bottom of the device, with the Home Button still donning the capsule shape sits on the front panel, with the fingerprint sensor placed underneath.

Specifications, features
On paper, the OnePlus 5 is a beast with upgrades in almost all departments. It still sports a 5.5-inch full-HD display (goes from Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection to Gorilla Glass 5), but bumps the processor to the latest octa Snapdragon 835 SoC, with four cores clocked at 2.45GHz and four cores clocked at 1.9GHz, as well as the Adreno 540 GPU. The top RAM configuration is now at 8GB of LPDDR4X. The OnePlus 3T on the other hand sports a quad-core Snapdragon 821 SoC with two cores clocked at 2.35GHz and two cores at 1.6GHz, the Adreno 530 GPU, and 6GB of LPDDR4 RAM.

The dual camera setup is probably the biggest change. There are 16-megapixel and 20-megapixel sensors at the back – with the latter a telephoto lens. The 16-megapixel main camera bears a 1.12-micron pixel Sony IMX398 sensor with an f/1.7 aperture, said to capture 34 percent more light than the OnePlus 3T. The 20-megapixel telephoto camera bears a 1-micron pixel Sony IMX350 sensor, with an f/2.6 aperture. At the front, is a 16-megapixel camera with a 1-micron pixel Sony IMX371 sensor, an f/2.0 aperture, and EIS.

In comparison, the OnePlus 3T bears a 16-megapixel rear camera with a Sony IMX298 sensor, an f/2.0 aperture, OIS, and EIS. At the front, it bears a 16-megapixel camera at the front with a Samsung 3P8SP sensor and f/2.0 aperture. The OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T were both plagued by touch latency issues, and OnePlus claims to have solved the issue on the OnePlus 5 by using high-speed cameras that track the movement of the screen and input speeds. The OnePlus 5 sports LPDDR4X RAM, which OnePlus claims is 17 percent more power efficient than the previous LPDDR4 offering.

The OnePlus 5 sports a slightly smaller 3300mAh battery compared to the OnePlus 3T’s 3400mAh offering, however, with “hardware and software optimisations” manages to deliver 20 percent more battery life than its predecessor – according to the company. Also being touted alongside is a feature called App Priority, which learns the apps users utilise most commonly to load them on startup. Apps that aren’t commonly used are deprioritised. Another performance improvement is the use of UFS 2.1 storage and a 2-lane ROM, which together are said to double bandwidth.

The OnePlus 3T on the other hand uses UFS 2.0 storage. The company carries forward the ceramic fingerprint sensor on the OnePlus 3T to the OnePlus 5, with the same boast of unlocking in 0.2 seconds. Finally, OxygenOS running on top of Android 7.1.1 Nougat on the OnePlus 5 gets some new features including Reading Mode, Expanded Screenshots (brought to the OnePlus 3T with OxygenOS 4.1.6 update), and a semi-transparent app drawer.

One other notable addition is the support for Bluetooth v5.0 on the OnePlus 5, compared to Bluetooth v4.2 on the OnePlus 3T. It also adds an additional microphone for better noise cancellation and audio recording. As for dimensions, the OnePlus 5 is slightly slimmer at 7.25mm, compared to the 7.35mm of the OnePlus 3T. It weighs slightly less as well, at 153 grams compared to its predecessor’s 158 grams weight.

 

Apple Tells Court Qualcomm Chip Licences Are Invalid

Apple on Tuesday broadened a legal attack on Qualcomm, arguing to a US federal court that licence agreements that secure the chipmaker a cut of every iPhone manufactured were invalid.

If successful, Apple’s attack would undermine a core tenet of Qualcomm’s business model.

Apple sued San Diego-based Qualcomm in January, saying the chip maker improperly withheld $1 billion in rebates because Apple helped Korean regulators investigate Qualcomm.

Apple Tells Court Qualcomm Chip Licences Are Invalid

Apple’s initial lawsuit was a relatively narrow one focused on whether it violated a contract with Qualcomm by helping regulators that were investigating Qualcomm’s business practices. But the new filing expands Apple’s claims and seeks to stop Qualcomm’s longstanding business model using a legal theory based on a ruling last month.

The US Supreme Court made it harder for manufacturers and drug companies to control how their products are used or resold, ruling in May against printer company Lexmark International in a patent dispute over another company’s resale of its used ink cartridges.

In a Tuesday brief seen by Reuters, Apple took aim at Qualcomm’s practice of requiring customers to sign patent licence agreements before purchasing chips, known in the industry as “no licence, no chips”.

The licence allows Qualcomm to take a percentage of the overall selling price for iPhone in exchange for supplying the modem chips that let phones connect to cellular data networks.

 

Apple argued that the ruling involving Lexmark showed that Qualcomm was entitled to only “one reward” for its intellectual property and products.

Qualcomm should be allowed to charge for either a patent licence or a chip, but not both, Apple argued.

Apple wants to be able to buy chips without signing the licence agreement that forces it to pay a part of the overall iPhone sale price.

Apple also asked the court to stop lawsuits that Qualcomm had filed against Foxconn and three other contract makers that assemble the iPhone on Apple’s behalf and are the formal buyers of Qualcomm’s chip, as is standard in the electronics industry.

Apple argued that the court fight should be between Apple and Qualcomm.

 

 

 

Why long commutes are bad for you

Long hours of commuting can not only make you tired and lethargic, but can also have an adverse effect on your work performance and health.
A study conducted by University of Cambridge and Vitality Health, Mercer and Rand Europe, found commuters who commuted for less than half and hour in a day, gained an extra 7 days’ worth of productive time each year as compared to those who commuted for an hour or more every day.

Commuting for longer duration has a significant impact on your mental well being. People who commute for longer duration are 33 per cent prone to suffer from depression, 40 per cent more likely to have financial worries, 21 per cent likelier to be obese and 12 per cent more likely to report work related issues. They are also inclined to have less than 8 hours of recommended sleep. This demonstrates how your daily travelling routine influences your health and work performance.

The research suggests that employees should perhaps be given flexible working arrangements as a prominent part of their workplace wellness strategy. Consequently, employees should be given the flexibility to avoid the rush hour commute. This will lead to a positive impact on their productivity.

AYUSH Diets Claim to Heal All But How Easy Are They to Follow?

New York: On this International Day of Yoga (IDY), India’s 69.2 million diabetics might consider waking up to a spoonful of methi seeds soaked overnight on an empty stomach, followed by with meals of salads fresh fruits, multigrain rotis and brown rice gruels.

This is part of the ideal sattvic diet for diabetics, according to the Central Council for Research in Yoga and Naturopathy (CCRYN), a body of the Ministry of AYUSH, most recently in the news for advising pregnant women to “detach themselves from desire, anger, attachment, hatredness [sic] and lust”.

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The pamphlet on Mother and Child Care, distributed by AYUSH minister Shripad Yesso Naik, in the run up to the IDY, is scarcely the only document advising lifestyle and dietary practices. The aforementioned diet is part of a similar booklet on the benefits of yoga and naturopathy on diabetes, one of India’s most prevalent non-communicable disease (NCD). Dr. Ishwara Acharya, president of the CCRYN told News18 that these practices could rid India of NCDs.

Much of this advice, however, is treated warily by nutritionists.

“AYUSH diets endorse ‘sattvic’ philosophy, which is fine, but does not mean that people who have been consuming non-vegetarian foods are not eating healthy. In fact, several nutrients are only found in non-vegetarian foods like long chain omega 3 fats, vitamin B12 etc,” said Dr. Shweta Khandelwal, nutritionist and associate professor, Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI).

Nor is the humble egg, disdained by the sattvic diet, easily substituted. Khandelwal did the math. One egg has the biological value (BV) — the unit for measuring how much protein a food source provides the body — of 100. One whole egg makes available 6 gram of protein for the body. Thus eggs are an excellent source of protein. However, she explained, many of the vegetarian sources of protein have a low BV. Thus one has to consume about three to four bowls (200-250 ml each) of dal to get as much bioavailable protein.

Protein requirements are still easier to achieve with a vegetarian diet for an adult, said Purnima Menon, senior fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI); the trouble would be with iron, zinc and calcium. In a country with widespread anemia among girls and women, which affects lifelong health and makes pregnancy more dangerous, iron is hard to ignore.

According to Acharya, naturopathic diets could correct menstrual cycles from puberty on, perhaps stopping the loss of iron from excess bleeding. He was careful to add that the CCRYN was not asking anyone to stop taking supplements, even though naturopathy is a drugless system.

However, iron has limited vegetarian sources — certain leafy vegetables or lentils — Menon said. These are either expensive or not readily available.

The latest antenatal guidelines by the World Health Organisation recommend “consumption of a variety of foods, including green and orange vegetables, meat, fish, beans, nuts, whole grains and fruit” for healthy pregnancies.

Even if an AYUSH prescribed diet fulfills one’s nutritional needs, it trips over accessibility and affordability, as pointed out by both Khandelwal and Menon.

Seasonal fruits, prescribed for diabetics, are often priced too highly for urban poor to afford, who have now become increasingly vulnerable to diabetes according to the ongoing diabetes survey of the Indian Council of Medical Research. As are the dry fruits to be consumed by pregnant women.

“Consuming a balanced and nutritious diet is a problem across all classes and sectors,” said Khandelwal, adding “With the rise in working populations and erratic lifestyles we all often fall prey to cheap, ready-to-eat options, which are mostly empty calories laden with trans fats.”

However, the minutely detailed AYUSH diets are more suited to those either leading a life of leisure or who have enough help at home with the amount of preparation required.

Menon, who works at the Health and Nutrition Division at IFPRI, said the prescribed diet, at least for pregnant and lactating women would take significant efforts in terms of time and resources. “It takes time to procure and process, things like alfalfa and sprouts,” said Menon, “and many pregnant women do not have the time, the access or the support.” For many women, it will be hard to adhere to fruits and sprouts at 7am, whole wheat rotis at 11am and juices at 3pm.

Recently having completed a study on nutrition and behavioural changes in pregnant women in Bangladesh, Menon called it impractical to expect women to make drastic changes in their diet at the moment of pregnancy. Acharya may call naturopathy a change of lifestyle. However, “changes, and recommendations on what changes to make, to add those extra 350 to 400 calories and other nutrients to a pregnant woman’s diet, have to be incremental and contextual,” said Menon. People form habits by eating multiple times a day, every day. One cannot expect women from coastal communities to suddenly stop eating fish, a ready source of protein. In India, diverse socio-agricultural diversity, a daily family diet in Kerala would be very different from Gujarat or from any other state, she said.

 

 

 

 

Diet challenges may be cool, but they are terribly unhealthy

Diet challenges may be cool, but they are terribly unhealthy
The purpose of attempting a diet challenge is to push people to do something they didn’t think they were capable of doing. When a person completes a challenge, it gives him/her a sense of accomplishment and a boost in confidence, depending on how successful it was. The problem, however, is that most diet challenges do more harm than good to the person attempting it. “If it sounds too good to be true, then it probably is,” says general practitioner Dr Gita Mahadevan, as she dissects some extreme diet fads.

The Ice Diet
This new diet has people eating ice — lots of it. Eating a large amount of ice increases metabolism, as it forces the human body to burn more calories since it has to bring all of that frozen matter back to body temperature. Although it is a smart and convenient way to trick your mind into thinking that your body is consuming solids, you are likely to put on more weight when the diet is discontinued. “In addition to deficiency of nutrients — like the recommended daily allowance of fat, protein or essential vitamins and minerals such as calcium, potassium, vitamin D and vitamin B-12 — the diet may increase the risk of medical issues. Following the diet repeatedly or staying on it for long periods of time can fracture the enamel and dentin in teeth,” says Dr Gita.

A4 Waist Challenge
Paper can be an extremely resourceful product, but who would have thought it can be used as a measuring tool for your figure? An A4 sheet of of paper that is eight inches wide is used as reference to determine how wide one’s waist should be. The trend went viral with more than 2,500 posts on Instagram dedicated to the A4 Waist Challenge. “This challenge not only promotes unrealistic body goals, but also condones unhealthy ways of eating and exercising. The A4 Waist Challenge turns a blind eye to natural body types and is applicable only to small-framed people,” says Dr Gita.

Sleeping Beauty Diet
Inspired by the popular novel, Valley of the Dolls, this dangerous diet regime involves drug-induced unconsciousness in the hope of skipping meals. The challenge lasts as long as the person remains unconscious. “This challenge can lead to slower metabolism and dehydration, along with other side effects of starvation. Besides all these risks, taking unregulated drugs and abusing prescribed drugs can be fatal,” she says.

Master Cleanse
The Master Cleanse or Lemonade Diet aims at reducing weight by simply consuming a concoction of water, lemon juice, chilli powder and maple syrup for 10 days. “It may seem effortless, but this diet has detrimental effects like body aches, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, burning bowel movements, lack of energy and dizziness, along with loss of mass and slower metabolism,” explains the doctor.

Waist Training
Waist Training is the process of achieving a magnified hour-glass figure by wearing a metal caged corset for approximately eight hours daily for at least a week. “A Waist Trainer pulls in the ribs and rearranges the internal organs to reduce the circumference of the waist. This practice results in semi-permanent transformations along with fractured ribs, difficulty in breathing, crushed organs and compressed lungs,” she says.

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70 Per Cent of Home Blood Pressure Monitors are Inaccurate: Study

monitors used at homes are “unacceptably inaccurate”, and could cause serious implications for people who rely on them, said researchers in a recent study. The study found that these digital devices weren’t accurate within five mmHg, when compared to the mercury reading of the sphygmomanometer (used by medical practitioners) leading to flaws in making informed health decisions. The devices were off the mark by 10 mmHg about 30 per cent of the time.

The findings are extremely relevant given millions of patients are asked to monitor their blood pressure through a device at home and report the results back to their doctor, researchers said. Further, the readings were more inaccurate in men than in women. According to researchers, there are many factors that could account for their findings.

 70 Per Cent of Home Blood Pressure Monitors are Inaccurate: Study

 

“Arm shape, arm size, the stiffness and age of blood vessels, and the type of blood pressure cuff are not always taken into account when a blood pressure machine is designed and validated,” said Raj Padwal, a professor at University of Alberta, Canada.

 

“Individual differences, such as the size, age and medical background of the person using the blood pressure monitor are also contributing factors,” Padwal added.

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70 % of digital blood pressure monitors used at homes are inaccurate; Image credit: Istock

For the study, published in the American Journal of Hypertension, the team tested 85 patients with home monitors. They noted that steps can be taken to minimise inaccurate readings. Patients should not start or change drugs based on one or two measurements taken at a single point in time unless the measurements are clearly elevated. Patients should also compare the blood pressure machine measurement with a blood pressure measurement in clinic before exclusively relying upon home blood pressure readings.

 

What’s really important is to do several blood pressure measurements and base treatment decisions on multiple readings, the researchers advised.

 

“High blood pressure is the number one cause of death and disability in the world,” said lead researcher Jennifer Ringrose, from the University of Alberta.

 

“Monitoring for and treating hypertension can decrease the consequences of this disease. We need to make sure that home blood pressure readings are accurate,” she added.

Are half-baked anti-profiteering rules a nightmare in the making?

In the current format, the government’s anti-profiteering rules on the goods and services tax (GST) raise more questions than answers. While the intent is to curtail inflation post-GST implementation, the notification suffers from a lamentable lack of clarity on many aspects, increasing uncertainty for businesses.

GST

To begin with, the law would be applicable to all businesses irrespective of their nature or revenue. Since businesses are already struggling to brace for the 1 July deadline, tax experts say it would have been better if these provisions were restricted to those having oligopolistic markets or ones where a significant inflationary spiral is expected due to GST.

“The concern at this point in time is whether the sweeping provisions provided in the law can be effectively enforced without affecting business confidence. Also, every reduction in tax rates or increase in input tax credit may not lead to a corresponding reduction in prices as there could be simultaneous upward movement of costs of raw material or forex swings,” said MS Mani, senior director (indirect tax) at advisory firm Deloitte India.

 

Vacations are not just fun anymore. They are healthy too!

One of the coolest things that city parents are gung-ho about this summer are wellness vacations for the family. Mumbaikars are taking off with their kids to wellness spas and resorts, where children along with their parents, are indulging in much more than just a fun-filled family time.
Bhavika Gada, who recently went abroad for a five-day wellness vacation with her children, says, “This summer, my husband and I decided to take the kids out on a different kind of holiday. The resort we went to had a wellness package that included yoga and zumba, swimming, different kinds of workshops, and organic meals. It helped introduce our children to healthy living.”
Outdoor yoga (Thinkstock)

A fun and activity-filled introduction to the concept of wellness is what is attracting Mumbaikars. Nikhil Kapur, founder-director of Atmantan Wellness Resort, says, “Programmes where the whole family and especially the children experience wellness in a fun and relaxed manner are in demand. These specialised programs are prepared in consultation with educational psychologists. Through these shared experiences, kids learn to see healthcare and wellness as a fun activity.”

Instills healthy habits in kids

Sohini Shah, mother of a seven-year-old, says, “I want my child to embrace wellness right from a young age. I am glad resorts these days are offering something for children below 14.” Tuned-in parents today are looking at the same wellness techniques they’ve themselves relied upon, to nurture their children. Nikhil states, “There’s been a realisation that making long-term lifestyle changes are difficult. Thus, parents today are focussing on instilling healthy habits in their kids at an early age.” Research states that obesity in the age group of 9-16 has tripled in the last three decades. Children also face a lot of stress and challenges. Even more fragile than a child’s physical health is her/his mental health. Sourav Chedda, father of a ten-year-old girl, says, “As parents, it is our responsibility to bring up emotionally healthy children. That is the reason my wife and I opted for a wellness vacation this season.”

Outdoor yoga

A yoga session outdoor makes it a fun, interesting experience for kids. And it does make a difference, say professionals. Performing asanas and stretching one’s bodies while inhaling fresh air rejuvenates you.

Meditate by the sea

Morning meditation sessions amidst nature is really helpful. Children prefer the flexi options that wellness resorts offer.

10 Regional Snacks from Maharashtra That Are An Absolute Treat

Talk about snacks, and something crisp and appetising immediately comes to our mind. Maharashtrians love their food that is spicy and sweet in one bite. If you haven’t already tried their snacks, it’s time now. We list down 10 drool-worthy snacks from the state that will leave you wanting more.

10 Regional Snacks from Maharashtra That Are An Absolute Treat

1. Shankarpali

 

Shankarpali is one of the most popular Maharashtrian snacks and is traditionally enjoyed during festivals. It is also called Shakkarpara in Gujarati and Shakerpara in Bengali. Shankarpali is a sweet treat made with milk, sugar or salt, ghee, semolina, and maida. Shankarpali can be sour, sweet or salty. It has a long shelf life and can be stored easily and savoured anytime.

2. Aluvadi

 

Aluvadi or Patrode is a Malavani snack, deep fried and made with spinach or colocasia leaves stuffed with spiced potatoes and then rolled up after being smeared with besan paste. This crunchy delight is a delicious way to kill your hunger pangs and it can be steamed as well as fried.

3. Kothimbir Vadi

 

‘Kothimbir’ is a Marathi word that means coriander and ‘Kothimbir Vadi’ means coriander fritters. This is an evening snack usually enjoyed with tea or coffee. It is made with a mixture of gram flour, coriander leaves and sesame seeds and is steamed, sliced and fried to make a crispy snack.

4. Thalipeeth

 

If you have not tasted Thalipeeth while in the state, you have missed out on the authentic Maharashtrian experience. Thalipeeth is a multi-grain pancake found in the western region of the country. It is made with a special flour of roasted sabudana (tapioca), coriander seeds, wheat, rice and cumin seeds. Various vegetables and onions are added in the dough to enhance the flavour. Served with a dollop of ghee or curd, you can enjoy this snack anytime of the day.

5. Rice Chakli

 

Popularly known as Murukku in the Southern part of the country, Rice Chakli is a deep fried snack made with rice flour, gram flour or a mixture of lentil along with other ingredients including sesame seeds, cumin seeds, coriander seeds and some spices. These round delights are crunchy and golden-brown in colour. They generally need a chakli extruder to shape the dough, which is then fried in oil and enjoyed hot.

6. Bhakarwadi

 

A famous sweet and spicy snack, Bhakarwadi is made with gram flour which is shaped into spiral forms and then stuffed with a mixture of coconut, sesame seeds and poppy seeds. This fried and crispy snack has a long shelf life and can be stored for weeks.

7. Sabudanyachi Khichdi

 

Popularly known as sabudane (tapioca) ki khichdi, this quick snack is light yet filling. Sabudana is soaked overnight and then fried with cumin seeds, spices, diced potatoes and crushed peanuts. In Maharashtra, sabudanyachi khichdi is generally made in pure desi ghee.

8. Chiwda

 

Chiwda or poha is the go-to snack in Maharashtra. Chiwda is deep fried puffed rice or flaked rice. A mix of peanuts, curry leaves, green chilies and asafetida are roasted to make this delicious snack.

9. Kanda Batata Poha

 

‘Kanda’ in Marathi means onion and ‘Batata’ means potato. Kanda Batata Poha is perfect for breakfast or in the evening as a mid-meal snack. Chiwda is soaked in water overnight and cooked with vegetables, peanuts and spices. It is served with diced raw onions on top. You can sprinkle some Bhujia (namkeen) to add a crunch.

10. Batata Vada

 

Batata Vada consists of a mashed potato patty coated with chickpea flour, deep fried and served piping hot with chutney. This snack is enjoyed the most with a cup of tea on a rainy day.

Try these lovely snacks from Maharashtra and do tell us about the ones that you absolutely love.

Are you making this sitting mistake at the office?

Sitting for long has been described numerously as the one big mistake that people make, with experts even putting this on par with smoking. Inactivity for over four to five hours at a stretch raises obesity risk as it accumulates the storage of fat, increases joint stiffness and bone deterioration, risk of heart disease and vein-thrombosis. In a graphic released recently, it shows a how-to guide for correct posture and sitting in the office, so as to combat back pain.

Infographic: The right way to sit

Here are tips to help you improve your posture at work, if you have to deal with long meetings and being desk-bound…

1) Keep the monitor eye level
Not many realise this, but it’s important to ensure that the eyes are not strained – either looking downwards to a computer screen or upwards as this will cause a neck ache and leave you vulnerable to cervical disc injuries.

2) Relax the shoulders
Make sure your shoulders are relaxed not hunched and the arms at a bend of 90 degrees. This will avoid shoulder and neck injuries.

3) Back support
The arch of the back should get enough support so that you don’t develop an unnatural outward curve or hunchback and pain. Use a pillow or fold a jacket to fit into the space between the chair and back.

4) Don’t cross your feet
Keep the feet too, at 90 degrees bend. If you cross the legs, it will put a strain on the joints and hamper blood flow.

5) Try some desk-ercise
Every half an hour, do a neck rotation and if possible, get up and walk around. Even something as simple as extending your arms overhead and stretching sidewards, helps. You can also a lunch hour stroll around the block.