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Effect of Excessive Use Of Computer on Body Posture

Shoulder Pain From Computer

Most of us are well aware that excessive computer work mostly results in neck, back and shoulder pain, as well as overuse injuries of the wrists & hands. Repetitive movements, prolonged immobility and reduced circulation are all to blame.

With proper arrangements, good attention to posture and working habits, it is possible to say goodbye to work-related pains and strains.

Here are some tips to optimal body positions, but keep in mind that sitting in any position for too long give you no good results.

Eyes

eyes

While sitting in front of computer, or laptop, screen should be 15-25 Degree lower from horizontal line. A lower monitor height and gaze angle can result in reduced eye strain and headache.

Neck

Neck Pain
Neck Pain

During using PC, Your neck should be in a neutral position, so put your keyboard and screen in front of you. If you feel an ache on the top of your neck, it means that the screen is too high, and it should be put down.  On the other hand if you fell an ache at the bottom means it’s too low.

Shoulders

Shoulder Pain
Shoulder Pain

Using excessive keyboard result in shoulder pain. Wherever you realize that you are tensing and your shoulders are causing stress, take a break in your work, relax your shoulders and neck and long breath for few seconds.

Back

Using uncomfortable chair and using mouse excessively cause in back-pain. Use keyboard shortcuts and avoid using mouse. Mostly PC users use body posture corrector to reduce the back pain that really helps a lot.

Wrists

To maintain straight wrists and reduce strain, have a slightly tilted keyboard. If you have small hands, a mouse with a low profile prevents the wrist bending too much.

Wrists

To maintain straight wrists and reduce strain, have a slightly tilted keyboard. If you have small hands, a mouse with a low profile prevents the wrist bending too much.

Thighs

Adjust your chair so your thighs are parallel to the floor. There should be enough space at the front of your chair to slip two finger-widths underneath: this avoids pressure from the edge of your seat. Your knee angle should be about 90 degrees.

Thighs

Adjust your chair so your thighs are parallel to the floor. There should be enough space at the front of your chair to slip two finger-widths underneath: this avoids pressure from the edge of your seat. Your knee angle should be about 90 degrees.

Final Words

Laptops result in more strains and pains than desktops, because it’s impossible to have good posture when screen and keyboard are so close together. Use a separate keyboard and mouse with your laptop and, for sustained comfortable use, avoid laptops altogether.

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Syed Moin Ali

Hello My Name is Syed Moin Ali and I am the founder of PC Learnings Here on this blog I write about Blogging, SEO, Internet Tricks, Social Networking Site, and Make Money

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