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Ergonomic Setup Tips for Laptop Users

These days it’s not uncommon for people to spend 6 to 10 hours sitting on a chair and typing away on their computers every day.

The only problem with this is that it has a bad health effect on your neck and back, especially when you’re working with a laptop.

Here are 4 ways on how you can minimize spine stress while staring at a computer screen.

Set It On A Table

Laptops aren’t meant to be placed on laps- if you do this often, then you’ll end up with an aching back and neck.

The best way to work or play games on a computer is to put it on a table. This eases the weight off your legs and allow you to see the screen clearly when you’re editing photos or playing online at gclub, for example.

Raise It To Eye Level

The best and least stressful level for your posture and eyes is to set it where you can see without having to look up or down. Stack some things, e.g., books, a laptop stand or similar so you can set your computer this way.

Also, keep your ears above the shoulders and not in the front.

Get an Ergonomic Chair

The easiest way to improve your posture is to get an ergonomic chair. The best ones will have lumbar support and are adjustable. For added measure you can get a lumbar roll that can help maintain your lower back’s natural curve.

Take Frequent Breaks

Sitting for too long is unhealthy, even if you’re holding the correct posture and your laptop screen is set at eye level.

When you’re absorbed in work or trying to beat the last level in a game, the best thing you can do is set an alarm for 30 or 45 minutes, then immediately stand up and walk or stretch your arms a bit.

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