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HEALTHY COMPUTING EMAIL TIP 551: ADJUST THE MONITOR HEIGHT

Are you looking upward to read the text on the screen? The higher the screen the more your look upward which inhibits blinking and increases eye irritation. In addition, the neck tightens when looking up. Reduce neck and shoulder tension when you ADJUST THE MONITOR HEIGHT.

HOW TO ADJUST THE MONITOR HEIGHT:

First, sit comfortably with your feet on the floor, then check if you look upward to read the text on the screen. Is the top of the screen higher than your eyebrow height? If so, then lower the screen so that the top is equal or slightly lower than your eye brows.

If you cannot lower the screen explore some of the following:

--Every couple of minutes while exhaling drop your head down to relax your neck.

--After typing a few lines, look down and close your eyes then while exhaling open your eyes and return to work.

--Every fifteen minutes or so wiggle and move your shoulders.

 

The Institute for Holistic Healing Studies and Human Resources sponsor the distribution of Healthy Computing Email Tips. Copyright 2009 Erik Peper, Ph.D. and Katherine Hughes Gibney. Permission to copy and distribute Healthy Computing Email Tips for personal use is granted. Distribution or copying of Healthy Computing Email Tips for commercial purposes is prohibited without prior written consent of the copyright holders.
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