The Eyes Have It
Body awareness may be the most important ergonomic "tool" of all.
Your body craves movement, so don’t sit all day if you can help it. And when you do sit, sit better. Learn how.
Make your body happy and healthy. Stand up or move around at least five minutes out of every hour.
When screen, chair, and desktop don’t move, we move our heads to get the viewing distance that feels right. That’s why we’ll contort our bodies in unhealthy ways without thinking and without noticing any resulting discomfort. And that’s why it’s important to take inventory of your body and ask, “Am I hurting anywhere?”
If the answer is yes, you can make adjustments. Drawing the monitor closer to you with the help of a monitor arm might alleviate back pain, for example. But if we never ask the question in the first place, we won’t make the adjustments that can free us from discomfort. Watch the video above to learn more about how to see better and feel better.