The List

Top 10 Ways to Monitor Your Workstation Health

Take a break every 20 minutes or so.

Keep your eye level at the same height as the top of the monitor.

Rest your eyes by looking away from the monitor periodically, and focusing on distant objects.

Settle your shoulder blades, keeping them relaxed instead of arched to avoid neck strain.

Watch for warning signs such as headaches, fatigue, muscle pain or cramping. Make adjustments as needed.

Place the mouse near the keyboard so you’re not reaching for it.

Sit up straight with your weight on your buttocks and feet.

Stretch and do exercises such as shoulder rolls and head turns.

Place your feet on the floor, knees at a 90-degree angle to distribute weight optimally.

Make your arms parallel to the floor, elbows at a 90-degree angle.

Thanks to Scott Applebaum, LATC, CEAS, of the HHC Rehab Network for his help creating these tips.