Do you spend hours every day sitting down at the screen typing away? Ask yourself these questions to see if you’re stressing your body by not doing it properly!
- Do your ears line up with your shoulders and hips (like they should if you are sitting up straight)?
- Is the top of your screen at forehead level? (hard to do if you’re on a laptop!)
And here’s a picture of proper hand posture:
My office has a semi-ergonomic setup, and I’m working on making it better. I just bought a large monitor that I can connect up to my laptop that is at eye level. Trouble is, I often get sick of working there and tend to take my laptop to work in a sunny room, especially when the weather is nice. So I often catch myself slumped over my laptop, squinting at the screen.
Here’s to proper posture to increase our endurance while we work! Now, if someone could only come up with a few more hours in each day…
PT handout: A Self-Guided Ergonomic Assessment for the Seated Compouter Operator E.K. Benner,, M.A., P.T., O.C.S.