Good working posture for Computer Users

According to the US Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the following are important considerations when attempting to maintain neutral body postures while working at the computer workstation:

* Hands, wrists and forearms are straight, in-line and roughly parallel to the floor.
* Head is level or bent slightly forward, forward facing, and balanced. Generally it is in-line with the torso.
* Shoulders are relaxed and upper arms hang normally at the side of the body.
* Elbows stay in close to the body and are bent between 90 and 120 degrees.
* Feet are fully supported by floor or footrest.
* Back is fully supported with appropriate lumbar support when sitting vertical or leaning back slightly.
* Thighs and hips are supported by a well-padded seat and generally parallel to the floor.
* Knees are about the same height as the hips with the feet slightly forward.

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