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11 Useful Tips for Healthy Working

Healthy working can be easy. Follow these specific guides to reduce work stress and muscle strain as well as improve working comfort at your workplace.

 Correct working postures and positions

 

Seating

  1. Raise or lower the seat to ensure that the legsare parallel to the floor and the feet are flat on the floor or footstool. 
  2. Adjust the depth of the cushion to maintain a spacing of 2 inches (2 or 3 fingers distance) between the back of the knee and the front edge of the seat.
  3. Adjust the height of the backrest to fit the backrest projection comfortably at the lumbar tailbone.
  4. If necessary, adjust the recline tension to support different levels of recline throughout the day.
  5. Lean back in the chair to relax the upper part of the body and allow the backrest to provide adequate support.

 

Typing

  1. Use a keyboard stand with negative tilt adjustment and place it 1 to 1.5 inches above your legs. Tilt the keyboard away from your body to achieve natural wrist relaxation while typing, or to straighten or bend your palms at a slight downward angle.

 

Mouse

  1. Place the mouse close to the keyboard to avoid fixing the wrist on the table, but instead,wrap the palm of your hand around the mouse table and then manipulate the mouse through arm movements.

 

Viewing

  1. Position the monitor at least an arm's length away from your arm. The first line of text on the monitor should be at or slightly below eye level, so that the line of sight is perpendicular to the monitor.

 

Lighting

  1. Place the lamp on the opposite side of the arm where writing is performed. Adjust the light to focus on the paper document, but keep it away from the computer monitor to avoid glare.

 

Posture

  1. Align the monitor and space bar of keyboard with the middle line of your body and place commonly used office tools within easy reach of your hands, or place a built-in folder between your body and the monitor to achieve correct posture and flexible movement.

 

Break

  1. Make sure to take two breaks per hour, or three 30-second to 60-second relaxation periods, in order toallow the body to rest and relax from the stress of repetitive posture.

 

 

 

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