Is My Job Increasing My Blood Pressure?

Q: My job means that I look upwards all day.   Would this action increase my blood pressure?  I also use my arms above head height.

A: To my knowledge there are no studies showing that frequent upward gazing and having your arms above your head during your work will increase blood pressure.  I would be more concerned about you getting a stiff neck.   Anyone doing repetitive movements should make sure they take frequent breaks.  This also applies to people who sit in front of a computer screen and type all day.  Check out the Wikipedia discussion on repetitive strain injury.

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