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Ten ways to make your computing experience more comfortable


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1.

Find a comfortable chair with good back support.
  Sit up, don't slouch. Find a comfortable ergonomic chair with good back support.
  (Saves your lower back)

 

 

 2.

Make sure your monitor is at eye level. (Less strain on your eyes)

 

 

3. 

Take a 15 minute break from the computer every hour
  and stretch.
  (Saves your eyes and flexes those muscles that you need to be
  used outside of the computing world)
   

 4.

 Are your wrists resting on the top of your computer desk or table?
  Try using a couple pairs of double length athletic wrists
  bands. In 9 years since I've used wrist bands, my wrists
  have only hurt twice and that was after using other peoples
  computer (i.e. I didn't have wrist bands). I use 3.
   

5.

Place your feet firmly on the ground.
  Do not cross your legs or pull your feet toe back so only your
  toes are on the ground. This reduces the possibility of knee
  and problems from hours of computing.

 

 

6. 

Look away from the monitor frequently just to change your
  visual focus.
  ( Helps your eyes). Cubs games on TV are great for this.

 

 

 7.

A great game or fascinating web pages can cause one
  to hunch one's shoulders causing neck and shoulder pain.
  Refer back to point #1.Sit up straight.

 

 

8. 

Chair doesn't have comfortable armrests ?
  After years of not using them my arms and forearms ached for
  them. I broke down and bought a new chair.
  If your chair has wooden armrestscover them with towels or
  padding and fasten them down.
  (Your arms and forearms will never complain again)

 

 

 9.

Can you see glare on your screen?
  Move your light source or if it can't be moved move your
  computer.(You can't use a computer if you can't see the screen).

 

 

 10.

To reduce stress. BACKUP FREQUENTLY!

 

 

 

I hope these tips help you and make your computing experience more enjoyable.

 

 
   
   

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