When you’re a serious blogger like we are here at All Women Stalk, it is important to mind your posture so that your back, neck, wrists, fingers and arms will not be stiff from typing away on your laptop or desktop computer for 8 hours a day -or more.
Here’s a set of excellent good posture tips from Ahtim.com:
On the blog post, there is an illustration of how your posture should look like while sitting in front of a computer. The proper posture for your backbone, legs, shoulders, arms, wrist and fingers are all described in detail.
It will do you a world of good if you make sure that you have the proper posture, especially if you stay in the same position for a number of hours as you do your work.
Ever heard of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? This disease causes the median nerves in the wrists to be compressed, resulting to pain and muscle weakness. By making sure that you position your fingers, wrists and hands properly while typing, this disease can easily be prevented.
Eyes strain is another thing that you should watch out for. Make sure that the computer monitor is about an arm’s length from your face and if you are absorbed with your work, try to give your eyes a beak by focusing on an object located away from you -and do this several times a day.
Lastly, do not sit on your computer chair for a full eight hours! Walking around, standing and even shifting your position from time to time will allow your muscles to relax so that they will not get stiff from being in the same position all day.