Are You Sitting Properly? Tips To Improve Your Health While At The Computer
THE POTENTIAL ISSUES
HANDS, NECK, EYES
PLUS GENERAL HAZARDS
Repeating the same motions over and over (i.e. typing on a keyboard) can cause inflammation called Carpel Tunnel Syndrome.
By looking down at a computer screen for several hours, you can get a stiff neck.
Symptoms such as visual fatigue, blurred or double vision, burning and tearing eyes, and headaches as well as permanent eye damage may be caused by computer usage.
Accidents involving computers are increasing, in the home and office.
Continue reading below to see
safety tips to avoid these issues!
FOR THE EYES:
– Keep the monitor at an angel which prevents the sun from shining onto the screen.
– Use blinds, drapes or shades to block the glares from the sun.
TO AVOID FATIGUE:
– Exercise the eyes by focusing on objects in varying distances.
– Keep the screen and document holder at equal height and distance.
– Blink regularly.
– Add moisture to the air with a steam humidifier.
– Adjust the screens brightness.
– Keep your screen clean.
– Should swivel, tilt and elevate.
– Should be 18 -24 inches away from your face.
– Should be placed to allow the forearm to be parallel to the floor without raising the elbows.
– Should be places directly in front of the monitor and at the same elevation as the mouse.
– Should provide sufficient leg room.
– At least 30 inches in depth.
– Place your computer near an outlet, to minimize the need for extension cords.
– Do not overload the outlets.