|3 Best Recommendations:|
|The Way You Type Matters|
|It is recommended that you remove any chunky jewelery such as bracelets or heavy rings. It is important to stretch the muscles in your fingers, hands and forearms both before and after typing. Most importantly, keeping the hands over the keyboard in a neutral position is crucial.|
|Attention to Posture|
|Your feet should be flat on the floor with your knees bent at a 90-degree angle to avoid any back strain while keeping your arms loose. Never hunch over the computer and if you use a laptop, pay attention to your posture. If you’re doing a lot of work on a laptop consider purchasing a wireless keyboard.|
|Your goal should be to let the larger muscles in your hand do the lion’s share of the work to avoid injuring the smaller muscles and bones. Only slight pressure is required and pushing down harder on the keys can both increase your chance of injury. Stretching the fingers for just 60 seconds is enough to offset these negative effects.|
|1) Stretch your muscles before and after typing.
2) Maintain proper posture.
3) Set up your workstation correctly.
4) Pay attention to the position of your hands.
5) Monitor your technique.
|Information on this topic provided by readandspell.com Photos provided by beaumont.org orthotoc.com, workfit.com, sites.psu.edu.|
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