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16 Desk Essentials Your Body Will Thank You Big Time For

say goodbye to tech neck and eye strain

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Graphics by: Kirra Wallace
Graphics by: Kirra Wallace

If you often find yourself finishing up a long workday in pain, you’re not alone. After all, things like tech neck, back pain, and eye strain are just a few common symptoms that come from working at a desk and staring at a screen for prolonged periods of time. Granted, we all have to deal with and push through pain occasionally, but dealing with pain day in and day out can take a toll on your mental health and affect your overall performance at work.

The truth is, continuously working through or going into your workday knowing it could potentially end in pain is not going to set you up for success, which is why finding items that can help minimize pain is key to working at your fullest potential.

Start thriving instead of just surviving with these desk essentials. From CBD relief cream to back cushions, laptop risers and everything in-between, these are the ergonomic desk essentials you need to add to your workspace ASAP.


Twelve South
Curve Laptop Riser

Calling all laptop owners: This is one item your wish list needs. This chic laptop riser comes in a matte black or sleek white finish, so it pairs beautifully with any laptop shade and looks nice on any surface. What’s more, it’ll help combat and prevent neck and shoulder pain and make your video calls look even better by placing your laptop at eye-level.

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Wireless Ergonomic Keyboard

Say goodbye to the days of trying to work through hand or wrist pain with this ergonomic keyboard. Designed with an ergonomic slope and built-in wrist rest for optimal hand and wrist placement, you’ll work in a more neutral position, combat hand pain, and prevent further injury or strain.

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Ergonomic Wrist Rest and Mouse Pad

Lightweight, soft, durable, and slip-resistant, this wrist rest and mouse pad set is exactly what you need to alleviate hand and wrist pain. Plus, it’s made with memory foam for comfortable, easy use.

Available in 15+ colors

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Cloud Cool Mist Humidifier

Cold weather can exacerbate aches and pains, and indoor heating can zap moisture from the air. Breathe some life back into your space with Vitruvi’s Cloud Humidifier; the ultra-sleek, minimalist design can serve as desk decor while making your body feel better and improving your skin, hair, and natural immunity.

Available in 3 colors

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Wear Me Pro
Blue Light Glasses

Combat screen-induced headaches and eye strain with a pair of blue light blocking glasses. We love a multitasking accessory, and these are super cute and effective.

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Simple Modern
Vacuum Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle

It’s no secret that staying hydrated can help keep your body in check, improve circulation, and reduce pain and inflammation. Keep a water bottle with you at all times to ensure you never forget to drink enough. The beauty of this size is that you’ll have to get up for more eventually, which will help break up the day, give your eyes a break from the screen, and get in some extra movement.

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Relief Balm

Pain can be unpredictable at times, but keeping Equilibria’s CBD Relief Balm handy can help.
With 500mg of CBD and other loving ingredients like coconut oil, shea butter, lavender, and menthol, this is a great all-natural alternative to over-the-counter pain reducers like Ibuprofen or Tylenol. Simply apply a pea-sized amount onto the affected area to calm down inflammation and provide much-needed relief.

Use code 'theeverygirl' for 20% off of your first order at Equilibria!

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Electric Height Adjustable Standing Desk

If you’re looking to upgrade your desk completely and say goodbye to neck and shoulder pain once and for all, look no further. FlexiSpot’s standing desk is electrically powered and fully customizable, and lets you program up to three presets, so you can save the desk positions and heights that work best for you.

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Branch Furniture
Ergonomic Chair

There’s a reason Branch Furniture’s Ergonomic Chair has a 5-star rating—because it works. It simultaneously provides comfort and firm lumbar support, relieves pressure in your body, and supports a healthy posture. So, add this to your holiday wish list and say goodbye to long days spent sitting in uncomfortable chairs.

Available in 3 colors

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Portable Back Massage Cushion with Heat

A back massager with a built-in heating system that can be strapped to your desk chair and used as you work? Say no more. Designed to relax and soothe, you’ll never want to rush through work again.

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Ergonomic Back Relief Cushion

Give your office chair an upgrade this season. Available in 4 colors, this back relief cushion is contoured to fit your natural lumbar curve and provide necessary spine support. Plus, it can be strapped to fit almost any chair.

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Cushion Lab
Pressure Relief Seat Cushion

Remedy tailbone pain that comes from sitting for prolonged periods of time with this ergonomic seat cushion. Designed to improve posture and relieve sitting and hip pressure, this portable seat cushion has a grippy bottom that will fasten to any desk chair and provide comfort and support all-day long. Plus, with 2 sizes and 13 colors to choose from, you’re bound to find something that fits both your vibe and your needs.

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Cushion Lab
Under Desk Foot Rest

Sitting for hours on end can put a lot of added pressure on your body, but simply adding a foot rest under your desk can provide some pain relief. This footrest is made with an ergonomic design and 3D Wave Foot Massage that will stimulate blood flow and enhance circulation for deep tension release. Really, it’s like stepping on a cloud.

Available in 10 colors

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Under Desk Elliptical

This under desk elliptical should be on every working woman’s holiday wish list. Movement makes your body feel better and helps combat long-term pain, so place this under your desk to get in extra activity while you work. Also included in purchase is a mat that will protect your floor, a resistance band, caster stoppers to keep your chair in place while using, and a tether strap that will secure the elliptical to your desk chair.

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