Ergonomics posture

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Ergonomic Tips for Computer Users

Study of how people physically interact with their work – fitting the job, the equipment and the work environment to the worker.


Office Horrors

correct posture

Additional Setup Steps

Eliminate any reflection on your monitor

Position any additional equipment in accessible places.

Exercises for the office

  • One of the biggest injury risk factors is static posture.
  • Try to spend at least 5 minutes every hour away from your computer.
  • Remember to ONLY stretch to the point of mild tension.
  • Try to incorporate the stretches into your daily routine.
  • This slide provides some illustrations of simple active stretches to perform at the office.

Hand Exercises

Tightly clench your hand into a fist and release, fanning out the fingers. Repeat 3 times as follows:

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Back and Shoulder Exercises

Stand up straight, place your right hand on your left shoulder and move your head back gently. Do the same thing for the right shoulder.

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Head and Neck Exercises

  • Move head sideways from left to right and back to left
  • Move head backwards and then forward

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Computer and Desk Stretches ...

Sitting at a computer for long periods often cause neck and shoulder stiffness and occasionally lower back pain. Do these stretches every hour or so throughout the day or whenever you feel still. Also be sure to get up and walk around the office whenever you think of it. You’ll feel better.

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