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Sitting at Your Desk

DON'T: Stick your chin out to read your computer screen. When your shoulders don't support your head, your neck and lower back feel the strain. Staring down at a laptop improperly also can cause neck and eye strain.

DO: Put your laptop on a flat surface with the screen at a 90-degree angle, then tilt it back 20 degrees. Elevate the monitor on a desktop computer to eye level. Move the keyboard toward you so your elbows are close to your sides and your forearms and biceps form a 90-degree angle. Sit straight and scoot up, leaving 2 to 4 inches between the back of your knees and the chair. Plant your feet evenly on the floor.

THE PAYOFF: Less strain on your upper back and neck. You also minimize the compression of your lower back.

(By Lindsay Benjamin)

The opinions expressed are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Comcast.

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