A normal person spends almost 8 to 10 hours daily in front of his or her computer be it at home or office and not many keeps an eye on his or her posture while working on computers for such a long time. Taking care of little things will really help and save you from a lot of pain in the future. Our Sitting posture really plays a vital role in our overall health as well as our productivity in our daily work. If sitting posture while working on a computer is not taken seriously then it can cause severe back pain and in future it can take a form of CTD or cumulative trauma disorder.
Here are some tips and guide which will help you in maintaining your sitting posture
- Choose a stable working place where the computer is placed and choose a computer which can be adjusted according to your needs.
- When you are seating comfortably then ensure that the distance should be an arm’s length from you. Make sure that monitor should be at the level of you eyes so that you don’t have to look up or down which will really stress your eyes.
- Now comes the chair which plays an important role in maintaining your posture so always choose a chair which provides a good parallel support. Always sit at the back of the chair and not in the center.
- Placement of keyboard and mouse are equally important for getting a good posture while working and therefore you have to place your keyboard and mouse at the same height as your elbow. Placement of mouse should be adjacent to the keyboard and at the same height as it.
- Now comes the role of our feet which should be flat on the floor. Knees should be at the same level as the hips and there should be atleast 2 to 4 inches of distance between the edges of your seat.
- When working on a computer for a longer period of time make a habit of taking regular shorts breaks in-between.
- Give your eyes a break from focusing on the screen and don’t stare the screen for longer period of time just shift your focus away from the screen and try to focus on other objects in the room.
- Last but not the least, some stretching exercises will really help you getting relaxed. Stretch your neck by moving your head forward/backward and side to side.