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KEY FACTOR Long hours at the computer can pose a health risk

KEY FACTOR Long hours at the computer can pose a health risk  

Allow the keyboard to lie flat, below elbow height. For forearm support, push the keyboard back from the desk's edge so you can rest your arms on the table. The elbows can be bent at greater than 90 degrees.

If needed, use a soft-foam wrist rest (no thicker than the keyboard) to help keep the wrists straight during typing and minimize the upward bending of the wrist that can lead to injury. An alternative way to get forearm support is to use chair armrests.

It is OK to lean back a little in your chair.

Position the computer monitor directly in front of you. The top of the monitor should be no taller than eye height.

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