1. Your Eyes Need a Break

    Try these simple exercises to energize tired eyes after hours of looking a computer screens.   Think to Blink Step 1.             Blinks slowly… feel eyelids touching lower lids. Repeat 5 times Step 2.             Blink lightly and quickly 10 times. End with a relaxing temple massage.   Refocus Your Eyes Step 1.             Focus on the […]

  2. The Best Ergonomic Keyboard

    A well-engineered computer keyboard incorporates ergonomics function with a design to: 1.  Minimize awkward postures, 2.  Minimize unnecessary force, and 3.  Reduce unnecessary repetition. Keyboard use tips: Align the keyboard with the forearm (adjust tilt legs), and use a “wrist rest” where appropriate to reduce wrist extension or bending back (better termed as a palm […]

  3. Forearms, Wrists, and Hands

    Cumulative trauma disorders (CTDs) result from the mounting effects of performing a task again and again in an awkward position and are among the fastest growing workplace injuries. CTDs account for 60 percent of occupational illnesses. Of these, carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is the most frequently reported. Therefore for optimum comfort and to ward off […]

  4. Comfort at the Keyboard

    If your work day is about rapid motion on a keyboard, then correct posture, and proper wrist and hand position are key to your ongoing comfort. Finding and maintaining that comfort zone at the computer will unstress your muscles keeping them flexible so the wrists, hands and back aren’t over worked. Use Correct Posture: Posture […]

  5. Prevent Repetitive Strain at the Keyboard

    If rapid hand motion on a keyboard is what your day’s all about, then proper wrist and hand position are the keys to your ongoing comfort. Each time you touch a key, muscles and tendons in your wrists and hands move your fingers. Working with a straight wrist takes extra pressure off muscles and tendons […]

  6. Dual Monitors…Double Trouble?

    Dual monitors are gaining popularity with no end in sight. The larger virtual desktop offers the ability to use two applications at once and the ability to drag items from one application to another. However improper placement can promote a double dose of unnecessary repetitive neck rotation. To head off trouble follow these tips: Determine […]

  7. Computer Screen Placement

    Incorrect positioning of your computer screen or source documents could result in awkward postures which over time could put you in a world of hurt. Adjust your screen and source documents so that your neck is in a neutral, (chin parallel to the floor) relaxed position. Start by centering the screen directly in front of […]

  8. Bifocals and Computer Monitors

    Bifocal users typically view the monitor through the bottom portion of their lenses. This causes them to tilt the head backward to see a monitor that may otherwise be appropriately placed. As with a monitor that is too high, this can fatigue muscles that support the head. Possible Solutions Lower the monitor so you can […]

  9. Sit Correctly to Prevent Back Pain

    While it is okay to assume other sitting positions for short periods of time, most of your sitting time should be spent as described here for the least stress on your spine. Feet should be resting on the floor. Your knees should not be higher than your hips and make a habit of keeping your […]

  10. Tips for Laptop Users

    You may not use a laptop or notebook computer for the same duration as you would a desktop computer. But with a laptop, chances are you’re working in less than ideal conditions. Here are some reminders that could prevent a stiff neck, headache or backache, as well as pain in the shoulders, arms, wrists and […]