Ailments like the Hunched Over Laptop Syndrome, more commonly known as HOLS, are no longer restricted to office workers. Back in the 90s, a hype grew around having everything ergonomic in office spaces – every company invested in ergonomic chairs, desks, footrests, you name it.
With technology making work and info accessible from anywhere – mobiles, tablets, laptops – our daily use of our mobile computers has been prolonged significantly, but we seem to have forgotten the importance of good posture and habits to avoid long-term issues with our health.
Nowadays, college students spend hours on end working on their research and assignments. Teachers themselves are completing most of their prep work for lessons on their laptops. And not just that, most of our younger kids spend at least a couple of hours a day on our laptops, or their own tablets playing games or viewing videos.
Here are 5 points to keep in mind when using your laptop or tablet for longer than 1 hour:
Placing your screen up at eye-level, avoids you slouching over which increases chances of neck and back pain.
Place your keyboard and mouse at a height in which your arms lie at 90 degrees from your torso. Two more tips:
What looks like a sleek, stylish briefcase at first, opens up into a perfectly ergonomic workspace in a matter of seconds. It holds up your screen and places your keyboard at the right height even if you place your laptop or tablet in your lap. This elevation will automatically improve your posture, making it safer and healthier to stay working, researching or playing for longer stretches of time.
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