Ergonomics at Work

Most of us spend a large portion of our work hours on the computer and many of you are feeling the aches and pains of improper ergonomics. This is definitely a case where making some small improvements can reduce or alleviate neck, shoulder and wrist tension and pain.

The following is a simple list of things to check and be mindful of while you are at your computer:

The top of your computer screen should be at eye level.

Your ears, shoulders and hips should line up vertically. For every inch your head juts out over of your shoulders your neck endures an additional 25 lbs. of pressure. No wonder we feel tense and tight.

Elbows, hips and knees bent at 90-degree angles.

Your feet should be flat and supported on the floor.

Strive to adhere to as many of the above suggestions as often as possible. Each hour take 30 seconds to do a few shoulder rolls, neck rolls and walk around to stretch your legs and hips. If you are consistent with these improvements I know you will feel better during and after your time on the computer.