Ergonomics for Your Home Office

Tips and Best Practices

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Reduce Eye Strain

  • Don’t stare at yourself or others on the screen
  • 20-20-20 rule: Every 20 minutes, look at something 20 feet away for 20 seconds

Practice Proper Posture

Line ear, shoulder, and elbow in all positions

Employ Seated and Standing Positions With Proper Posture

  • When standing, prop one foot up on a low foot rest occasionally to shift weight
  • When sitting, you may also tilt seat forward to a 90 degree or greater angle

Place Computer or Laptop at Eye Level

  • Use laptop stand or stack on books to reduce neck and back strain
  • Adjust keyboard and mouse to be at or slightly below elbow level

Utilize Stretching Methods

Hand, shoulder, neck, and back stretches can help reduce strain and fatigue when performed throughout the work day

Repeat 10x in both directions

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