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10 Tips for Improved Ergonomic Fitness

computeruse10 Tips for Improved Ergonomic Fitness

  1. When sitting, vary your body position as much as possible to relieve tension on your back, neck and shoulders.
  2. Give you eyes a break by frequently looking up from your computer and focusing on a distant object.
  3. Keep you wrists in a straight position, rather than flexed or bend, while typing. Position your keyboard so your wrists and forearms are parallel to the floor.
  4. Take short breaks every 30 to 60 minutes. Stand up, stretch or walk for a few minutes.
  5. Reposition your monitor to avoid glare. Position the top of your monitor slightly below eye level.
  6. Help reduce exposure to electromagnetic emissions from your computer by sitting 20 to 28 inches away from the front of the monitor.
  7. Sit well back in your chair and place your feet on the floor to prevent posture-related problems. Us a footrest if your feet are not flat on the floor.
  8. Avoid neck strain by location your monitor directly in front of you. Place documents in the same vicinity so you do not have to turn your head to read.
  9. Keep clutter away from your computer to avoid eye fatigue caused by what you see using your peripheral vision.
  10. Schedule regular chiropractic adjustments to correct any problems that computer use may have irritated.

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