Do it right

Do it right
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First Published: Tue, Feb 27 2007. 12 36 AM IST
Updated: Tue, Feb 27 2007. 12 36 AM IST
1. Laptop users must use an external keyboard and mouse, placed just above the lap level, and a laptop stand so that the top-most part of the screen is close to eye level.
2. Both the keyboard and mouse need to be placed just above the level of the lap. The elbow should be tucked close to the body at an angle of about 100 degrees. For most people, this means using a tray.
3. Lower the armrests to the thigh level and do not rest the elbow on it while typing. If that is not possible dispense with the armrests.
4.Sit with the back supported on the chair’s backrest with the thighs sloping down slightly so that the hips are higher than the knees.
5.The wrist must be kept unsupported while typing and gel pads should not be used as rests.
6.The chin should be kept tucked in so that the ears, shoulders, elbows and hips meet an imaginary straight line.
7. Take microbreaks of five seconds every five minutes and macrobreaks of two minutes every 30 minutes.
8. Practise preventive stretches
9. Use RSI prevention software on the computer such as RSI warrior
(http://www.rsiwarrior.com/ ) , and Stretch Break Software (http://www.paratec.com/) .
As told by Dr Deepak Sharan and RSI patient K. Vijay Kiran
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