(You may be sitting on a ticking time bomb)
Ergonomics is the applied science of improving the match between people and work space.
What it means is sitting with neutral postures, adjusting and locating computer, phone, keyboard and etc.
EYESTRAIN or “COMPUTER VISION SYNDROME?”
Although eye fatigue or eye strain are among the most common problems experienced by people working with
computer equipment, these are temporary. The eyes are directed and focused using muscles which can become
overworked. Intensive visual tasks can lead to temporary blurring, soreness, headaches, redness, and dryness.
If you have problems that don’t go away, check with your eye doctor.
You may need glasses that are designed for computer use, with different focus distance and near-vision area.
NECK AND BACK PAIN?
Neck fatigue, back pain, and discomfort in the upper back or shoulders are also common problems experienced by people working in computer workstations.
SOFT TISSUE AND JOINT SORENESS?
With especially susceptible people or unusually poor workstations there is sometimes an increased experience of soreness or pain in joints or soft tissues that doesn’t go away by itself without making some changes. Listen to the signals your body sends, and see the tips on the rest of this page
HELPFUL TIPS TO CONTROL FATIGUE
Equipment adjustments are important, but can only promote comfort, and minimized repetitive strain injuries. You still need to use good posture and work methods to avoid injuries. NO chair ( No matter how expensive and high tech it is) human bodies are NOT designed to sitting for hours at a desk without any discomfort. When you feel the need to “reposition” that is a sign your body is telling you you are sitting too long. Get up and walk or even stand, take short breaks, and stretch to control fatigue.
If you feel like you are having on and off neck pain, wrist pain, shoulder pain, numbness/tingling, or low back pain that won’t go away talk to you doctor immediately. Your work station may be the cause