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With the 2020 pandemic, many people are required to stay home.
If you're one of these people, you may be noticing new aches and pains you did not experience at the office.
Many companies follow an ANSI-HFS standard in the design of their computer workstations, which incorporates ergonomic furniture and accessories.
Most homes don't have the space to accom...
View your computer screen with a straight neck. Put your screen in front of you at a comfortable viewing height. Don't look down at your screen or angle your screen, so you mus...
Put your screen sideways to a bright window.
Unless the window has shades or drapes, don't work with your back to a window, as the light will cause glare on your scre...
View any paper documents with a straight neck.
Don't read from an iPad or paper that is flat on your table, as your head will constantly have to move up and down. Use...
Put your keyboard and mouse or touchpad at a comfortable height in front of you. If your laptop is raised to get your screen to the right level, then use a separate keyboard and mo...
Don't sit upright or hunch forward in your chair. Ensure that you can sit back in your chair while still close enough to comfortably reach your keyboard and mouse.
If the chair does not...
When sitting, rest your feet flat on either the floor. If your feet don't reach the floor, use a box, pile of books, cushion, or footrest.
Don't put your feet back ...
Limit the time you work on your bed, as most positions cause you to hunch over.
If a bed is your only option, put a pillow behind your back to rest against the headboard. P...
Don't try to work for hours on end standing up. Ergonomists have long recognized that standing to work requires more energy than sitting and puts a greater strain on the circulatory system, leg...
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