10 Tips for Improved Ergonomic Fitness
- When sitting, vary your body position as much as possible to relieve tension on your back, neck and shoulders.
- Give you eyes a break by frequently looking up from your computer and focusing on a distant object.
- 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.
- Take short breaks every 30 to 60 minutes. Stand up, stretch or walk for a few minutes.
- Reposition your monitor to avoid glare. Position the top of your monitor slightly below eye level.
- Help reduce exposure to electromagnetic emissions from your computer by sitting 20 to 28 inches away from the front of the monitor.
- 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.
- 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.
- Keep clutter away from your computer to avoid eye fatigue caused by what you see using your peripheral vision.
- Schedule regular chiropractic adjustments to correct any problems that computer use may have irritated.
By Dr Longo
Categories: Back Health, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Ergonomic fitness, Neck pain, Stress, Stretching
Tags: back health, carpel tunnel syndrome, ergonomics fitness, neck pain