Stress From Poor Ergonomics
Another source of stress is tension and
pain caused by bad furniture, or by bad
use of good furniture.
This normally shows itself in a backache
caused by badly designed chairs, or by bad
seating positions in properly designed chairs
(although it can come about in other ways).
Take the time to arrange your working environment
so that it is comfortable. For example,
when you consider that you may spend a large
proportion of each day sitting in a particular
seat, it is worth ensuring that it is properly
adjusted, and is not causing you pain or
damaging your body.
If you spend a large part of each day working
at a computer, then make sure that the monitor
and keyboard are comfortably placed, and
that you are well positioned when using
both. Make sure you use a properly designed,
properly adjusted chair - otherwise, you're
very likely to end up with backache.
If you find that tendons in your hands
get sore when you type for sustained periods,
it may be worth experimenting with a “natural”
or ergonomic keyboard. If you find that
your eyes get sore when looking at a monitor,
or that you start to get headaches, then
try taking breaks periodically, and get
your eyes tested.
Wherever your environment causes you pain,
look at what you can do to relieve it. It
may be worth getting expert advice on this
as oftentimes, the ideal solution may not
be immediately obvious.
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