5 Tips to Help Your Computer Posture

If you work at a computer, you may want to look at your workspace and use these suggestions to reduce pain and tension in your neck and shoulders.

How is your computer posture? If you have pain or discomfort in your neck and shoulders, try these 5 Tips to save your neck and shoulders while sitting at the computer. Try them all and see which ones you like, then focus on them for a week or two until they become habit. After mastering those, you may want to add another “good” habit.

  1. The keyboard should be close enough to you that you don’t have to stretch forward to reach the keys.
  2. Avoid reaching far forward or twisting behind you to reach for things. Stand up, or turn and move close to the article you need.
  3. Your mouse should be close to the keyboard where you don’t have to reach to use it.
  4. Keep your upper arms close to your sides, hanging straight down. Let your shoulders remain relaxed, not rigid.
  5. Keep your head aligned with your spine. Relax your neck and imagine your head floating toward the ceiling.

The importance of good computer posture

The majority of us spend time at a computer, some of us a significant amount of time. Your computer posture can be the primary cause of

Please remember

As licensed massage therapists, we will not diagnose a medical condition. and consequently, this information is not intended to replace the advice of your medical practitioner. So always seek the advice of your physician first when it concerns relief from pain. Because there are many conditions with similar symptoms and some of these are life-threatening and require medical attention.

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