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Ergonomic Guidelines

Computers and Body Fatigue
Computer users sometimes experience such discomfort as back pain, stiff neck and shoulders, sore hands and wrists, or tired legs. Much of this discomfort can be prevented because the symptoms often arise from pushing the body beyond its natural limits. In addition to improving the setup of your workspace, it's also important to consider your lifestyle. Healthful food, exercise, and rest can help improve your health and comfort. Seek medical assistance for any persistent discomfort.Minimize the following actions:

Maintaining Good Work Habits

When you're not typing, rest your arms and wrists on a palm rest, rather than on a hard desk edge. If you use a palm rest, try to rest only when not typing. Alternatively, move your keyboard well in from the edge of the work surface so that you're not resting on the edge. Consider support for your lower back.Performing different tasks gives your body a chance to recover while you keep up your productivity. Alternate among several different tasks so that you don't do the same task for long periods at a time.Incorporate these tips into your lifestyle:

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