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Is Your Desk Hurting You? Three Ergonomic Tips to Improve your Posture

Sitting at your desk on the computer for long hours can be detrimental to your health. It can lead to poor posture, back pain, neck irritation, poor vision and even chronic diseases. But that does not have to be the case. Try these three tips to help improve the ergonomics of your desk and computer.

Get an adjustable desk. Having a desk that can switch between positions can be a lifesaver for your back, neck and posture. There are many desks now on the market that can adjust with a crank or electronically But if replacing your desk is not an option, you can also use an adjustable laptop or computer dock. These system allow the user to change the height of the monitor and keyboard to accommodate sitting or standing.

The monitor is right in front. Make sure that your monitor is directly in front of you and not off to one side. Keeping the monitor square on will prevent excessive head turning and neck pain. If you have more than one monitor, make sure they are evenly spaced in front of you. It can also be helpful to purchase one very large screen to accommodate multiple windows.

Bring everything close to you. Bring the monitor, keyboard, and mouse close to your body to prevent excessive reaching or leaning. This can help protect your eyes, neck, and shoulders. Your head should remain neutral, and your shoulders and elbow at 90 degrees to your sides. Repetitive reaching or leaning can lead to tendonitis, neck pain or back pain.

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