12 Quick Tips for Improving Your Computer Workstation

  1. Use a good chair with a dynamic chair back and good lumbar support.
  2. The top of the monitor should be 2-3 inches above eye level.
  3. There should be no glare on the monitor screen; use an anti-glare filter if necessary.
  4. Sit at an arm's length from the monitor.
  5. Feet should be flat on the floor or on a stable footrest. Hips, knees, and ankles should be close to 90 degree angles.
  6. Use a document holder that is placed in line with the computer screen.
  7. The wrists should be flat and straight in relation to the forearms when using the keyboard or other input device.
  8. Your arms and elbows should be relaxed close to the body with elbows at a 90 degree angle.
  9. Center the monitor and keyboard directly in front of you.
  10. Use a stable work surface and stable keyboard tray.
  11. Take frequent short breaks.
  12. Stretch out often; move!