The way you sit at your desk and the organization of your workstation can actually protect you from stress-related injuries.
Indeed, increasing your comfort by adopting a correct posture can increase your productivity.
• Sit at a distance of 500mm to 850mm from your screen.
• Position the top of your screen at eye level or slightly below.
• Use a copy holder placed in an optimal field of vision (aligned to your screen or keyboard) in order to position the document correctly in a vertical position.
• Use a screen filter to reduce glare and brightness.
• Add a lamp to illuminate your documents and avoid shadows.
• Keep your wrists straight in a neutral position using a wrist rest.
• Keep your forearms parallel to the ground.
• Use minimal force when typing.
• Keep your shoulders relaxed and in a neutral position as you type.
• Avoid pinching the phone between your shoulder and your ear.
• Keep your elbows close to your body when using the keyboard and mouse.
• Do not reach too far to reach the mouse. Hold it as close to the keyboard as possible.
• Take a moment every once in a while to roll your shoulders and relieve the tension in your back.
The back and the legs
• Adjust your chair so that your thighs are parallel to the floor.
• Sit back in your seat so that your lower back is firmly supported, and use back support.
• Place your feet on a footrest to relieve tension in the lower back.
• Take a short break and stretch every hour.