Sort Your Computer Furniture Stay Fitter

Sort Your Computer Furniture Stay Fitter



Sort Your Computer Furniture,​ Stay Fitter
Computer furniture what you have at​ your computer workstation can if​ correctly selected and set up,​ help you avoid painful musculoskeletal disorders MSD,​ and stay healthier and fitter at​ your PC.
Its not hard to​ do especially when you consider that a​ bad computer furniture arrangement will,​ even in​ the​ short term
create and maintain a​ distorted or​ unhealthy posture while using the​ computer
give you inadequate lower back support,​ creating aches and pains later. force you into staying in​ one position too long another recipe for strain andmuscular tension.
make you stretch bend and twist unecessarily.
So what features should your screen,​ desk,​ keyboard,​ mouse and chair have to​ keep you feeling good?
Your monitor should
swivel,​ tilt and elevate
fit an extra adjustable stand to​ adjust the​ height if​ need be. or​ replace it.
be positioned so the​ top line of​ the​ monitor is​ not higher than your eyes or​ not lower than 20° below the​ horizon of​ your eyes or​ field of​ vision
be at​ the​ same level and near the​ document holder if​ you use one.
be between 20 to​ 25 inches 5056 cm away from your face
Your keyboard should
be detachable and adjustable with legs to​ adjust the​ angle.
allow your forearms to​ be parallel to​ the​ floor without having to​ raise your elbows.
allow your wrists to​ be in​ line with your forearms so your wrists don’t have to​ be flexed up or​ down.
include enough space to​ rest your wrists or​ should include a​ padded detachable wrist rest or​ you can use a​ separate gel wrist rest which should be at​ least 2 inches 50 mm deep.
be placed directly in​ front of​ the​ monitor and at​ the​ same height as​ the​ mouse,​ track ball,​ touch pad,​ or​ any other pointing device.
The mouse or​ pointer device should
be close to​ the​ keyboard.
allow you,​ if​ possible,​ to​ use both left and right hands while handling the​ pointer/mouse.
Your computer chair should
support your back,​ and have a​ vertically adjustable independent back rest that returns to​ its original position,​ plus tilt adjustment to​ support your lower back.
allow you to​ adjust its height while seated. be adjusted so the​ back crease of​ the​ knee is​ slightly higher than the​ pan of​ the​ chair use a​ suitable footrest,​ if​ required.
be supported by a​ five prong caster base.
have removable and adjustable armrests,​ if​ possible.
have a​ contoured seat with breathable fabric and rounded edges to​ distribute the​ weight,​ and be adjustable to​ allow the​ seat pan to​ tilt forward or​ back
The table/desk should
provide ample leg room and be height adjustable preferably.
have enough room to​ support the​ computer equipment plus space for documents.
be at​ least 36 inches 90 cm deep.
have rounded blunt and undamaged corners and edges
This covers the​ basics of​ good computer furniture setup,​ but you can improve your protection by taking further standard precautions
Ensure each user maintains their own set up.
Taking regular breaks from working at​ your computer for a​ few minutes,​ at​ least once an hour.
Alternating work tasks by mixing computer tasks with non computer tasks to​ avoid strain.
Learning and carrying out keyboard shortcuts to​ reduce mouse usage.
Carrying out regular gentle stretching to​ relax your body. Using health support equipment such as​ footrests,​ wrist/palm rests,​ and document holders if​ required
Adopting a​ NEUTRAL BODY POSTURE,​ with hands,​ wrists,​ and forearms inline,​ straight,​ and almost parallel to​ the​ floor,​ body facing forward,​ shoulders relaxed,​elbows close to​ body and bent approximately at​ right angles.
If you organise and maintain a​ good PC furniture set up,​ youll be well on​ track for fit and healthy computing through 2018 and beyond!




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