Follow These Computer Posture Tips
Sitting at a computer all day long may seem like an easy job, especially when compared to professions that require physical labor. However, if you don’t put the proper focus on your posture, you could soon find yourself dealing with neck and/or back pain.
Here are five computer posture tips to follow at all times:
· Push your hips back: Rather than sit on the front of the chair, move your hips as far back as possible.
· Keep you feet on the floor: Your feet should be able to sit flat on the floor, with your knees at the same height as your hips.
· Support your upper and lower back: You may need to adjust the back of your chair to accomplish this. Experiment with several angles until you find the one that provides proper support.
· Position your computer screen approximately two inches above eye level: This prevents you from having to look up or down to comfortably see the screen.
· Take regular breaks: Even if you’re feeling good, take breaks every 30 to 45 minutes to rest both your eyes and body. All it takes is five minutes away from your seat to reenergize yourself and reduce the likelihood of an injury.
It’s not always easy to follow these tips when you’re in a rush to get your work done. Fortunately, once you get into the habit of following this advice, it’ll become second nature.