Floating around at the back of the mind of most writers is the knowledge that we should use our computers ergonomically, but how many of us do it without being prompted?
Computers have slipped so quickly into everyday life that sometimes it’s not until our bodies start to rebel that we remember the importance of correct posture and positioning.
The classic symptoms we need to be alert for include eye strain, monitor glare, sore back or neck, headaches, tiredness, dizziness and unexpected pains/sensations in the hands or wrists. But in theory, any pain felt whilst, or after, typing should make us consider how we are sitting and moving. So here are some gentle reminders of the basics.