Exercise Proper Keyboarding Posture And Sit Properly At The Computer
Repetitive Stress And Bad Keyboarding Posture Injury
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It's important to practice proper keyboarding-posture, design an ergonomic office environment and sit well at the computer table in your office when doing keyboarding and typing and other office work.
NOTE The below are my personal thoughts that I share with you, but I don't make any claims and do not accept any kind of responsibilities on this whatsoever. Don't make any conclusions based on this, or you do so at your own risk. If you need help, consult a specialist. Do NOT rely on this inormation.
Keyboarding posture - Make sure you're sitting properly at the computer table.
- Keep straight your head, back, shoulders. Do not bend forward or lean backwards.
- Keep your hands straight, your upper arm straight down, your lower arm at 90 degree, straight on the computer table. Try resting your elbows on the table, not letting them hang off the edge of the table.
- Keep your hands and wrists on the same level as the keyboard keys. Don't let your wrist rest on the table in a way that your hands have to arch up in order to reach the keys. Keep your wrist straight; don't bend up, down, right or left, or sideways. Let your arm muscles share the typing pressure and don't let all the stress go only on the fingers.
- Keep your legs straight down to the floor.
Keyboarding activity - Type the keys on your keyboard gently. Don't hit the keyboard with too much force.
Mouse usage - Use your mouse smoothly. Don't grip too tightly. If it doesn't move easily, clean it, repair it, or invest in a new one.
Space on computer table - Keep the computer table as clean as possible. Only vital objects have their place on the table. All other things have to be taken off. Buy a flat screen monitor to clear more space on the computer table.
Clear the space under the table. Leave enough place for your feet. Don't keep there objects that limit the movement of your legs. Make sure you're sitting perfectly well with proper keyboarding posture.
Computer monitor placement and settings. Place the computer screen at proper height, not too high, nor too low.
- Ideally, the computer monitor should be placed at eye level, and at proper distance from yourself.
- Adjust the settings of your monitor properly. Look up your computer monitor manual for instructions.
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