appropriate and frequent stretch breaks.
shoulder-cradling your phone.
frequently used items within an easy reach.
wrist braces only while resting arms.
proper posture, paying careful attention to positioning of head,
neck/spine, arms/wrists, hips/thighs and feet.
between different postures on a regular basis.
keyboarding, use minimal force while striking the keys.
a light touch while using your mouse, avoid holding your fingers
raised above the mouse, and keep it as close to your mid-line
a neutral position, where forearms, wrists, and hands are in
a straight line.
awkward reaching for work tools such as telephone, mouse and
resting elbows, forearms or wrists on hard surfaces or sharp
frequent mini-breaks throughout the day to give muscles and
joints a chance to rest and recover.
between work activitiesuse different muscle groups to
avoid overuse of any particular muscle.
eyes a break by closing them momentarily, gazing at a distant
object and blinking frequently.
appropriate light levels for specific tasks. More illumination
may be needed to read a document than to view a computer screen.
or eliminate glare by using window shades, diffusers on overhead
lighting, and anti-glare filters for computers when necessary.
long periods of repetitive activity. For example, alternate
computer work with other tasks like phone calls, filing, copying
tasks to make the day more interesting. For example, deliver
a message in person instead of phoning.
your workload to help even out busy and slow times, and to avoid
stress by planning ahead and setting realistic expectations
for what you can accomplish during the workday.
the keyboard commands. This will save time, and will avoid overuse
of the mouse.