Ergonomics of a Blogging Enthusiast
If your back or shoulders are hurting, there's a problem, Maynard. "-)
Notice how the screen is way above his line of sight and wedged into a corner. He is probably not sitting directly in front of the screen but may be twisting his body to see the screen. This is a recipe for back pain.
Think about it this way; an adjustable chair is an investment in your ability to stay on task writing and succeeding. If you are in pain or just plain uncomfortable its going to be harder to stay on task. And for some here in our WA community, we may only have certain blocks of precious time that we need to productively invest.
The chair should:
- Have a seat that doesn't pinch behind the knees, have what is called a "waterfall pan"
- Be adjustable up or down so that you don't have to lift your shoulders to type
- Be adjustable up or down so that your legs will be at a 90 degree angle to the floor and arms are resting at what is essentially a 90 degree angle to your keyboard
- If the chair has to be raised to correctly adjust to the keyboard surface, and your feet don't reach the floor, then get a foot rest so your legs can be in that neutral 90 degrees
See the opening image for a good picture of what we are discussing here. But here is an image of a chair that serves this purpose of being fully adjustable.
(Sorry you get to see it twice, in this training. Couldn't figure out how to remove it from the last page where I entered it in error.)