If your work day consists of a lot of sitting it is important to make sure that you are conscious about your posture. Most work related injuries involve back pain, and can often timed be due to poor posture and/or the non-use of ergonomically correct furniture and office equipment. This doesn’t mean that your office needs to be completely revamped, however a simple re-arrange of the items you already have may prove to be beneficial to your back.
According to fyiliving.com the following tips will help you to maintian correct posture and reduce the risk of back injury.
- Your chair should be at a level where your feet are planted flat on the ground, with your thighs level or pointed slightly down.
- Armrests should be set so that your shoulders are neither shrugged nor sloped
- The mouse should be slightly higher than your keyboard
- Relax your hand when using your mouse, gripping the mouse too hard strains your hand
- You should set up your keyboard so that your hands fall naturally on the pad, your arms aren’t overextended
- Your palms (not the wrist) should touch the pad.
- The height of the monitor should be where your eyes will look naturally at the top third of the screen when your head is level.
- The distance from you to your monitor should be about an arm’s length when leaning back on your chair.
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