Working height is crucial for a healthy posture. Having adjusted your chair height, ideally adjust the desk/table height as well. If too low, use desk raisers. If this is not possible raise the keyboard and laptop stand. If too high, use a footrest.
Create sufficient room to work in a relaxed and comfortable manner, especially if multitasking.
Laptops should not be used for prolonged periods without a rest. Movement stimulates blood flow and prevents static loading on the muscles. To reduce fatigue, change your body position and vary tasks. Take breaks every 20-30 minutes or do stretching exercises to relieve strain.
¹ Using a forward tilting seat to aid an upright posture is not advisable for certain medical conditions. If there is any pain do not persist, use the seat in a level position or where comfortable. Initially vary posture regularly to allow muscles to adjust to any new position.
The information provided on this page is courtesy of Alan Glaser at www.sitability.co.uk.
Alan has spent many years designing and manufacturing excellent high quality floating tilt chairs. He is one of the most knowledgeable minds about seating. His own article about healthy sitting is worth reading.
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