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.)



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kennnyb Premium
Thank you Linda. Great training. much appreciated. I do have a bad back at present but not due to the ergonomics.
Ken
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lindasea Premium
Thanks for the feedback, Kenny. I expect that its even more important for you to have a good work space where you write and study so as not to complicate an already injured back.

I appreciate you dropping in.

Linda
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kennnyb Premium
For sure Linda. VERY IMPORTANT.
Ken
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Dgegegegwg Premium
Great training! Back in my cubicle days I had my workstation set up perfectly. Not as easy to do with a small laptop and tablet working on a boat or whatever random location I can get wifi.
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lindasea Premium
Oh yeah... I so get this. Working on a boat or whatever random location and on a laptop or tablet is going to be a VERY big challenge.

Taking a break to look out over the water and to get up and stretch and massage those hands and wrists will help. Let me know how you are doing. The idea is to reduce the tendons from creating inflammation in the carpal tunnel by the constant movement. Give your hands a break now and again is going to help.

Linda
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Dgegegegwg Premium
Working less hours than most people helps. As ambitious and nice as some other people's goals sound...I wouldn't mind $100k/year, but I don't even need half that to support being a pirate. Freedom and location independence are both worth much more than money. Doing as much as I can on my tablet helps too, because it's much easier to work in a more comfortable position with less strain.
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networkphili Premium
great teaching, tannk you so much Lindasea
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lindasea Premium
You are oh so welcome. I hope it will help as you continue your efforts here and in your business.
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JewelCarol Premium
Great training, thank you very much, my dear Linda. :)
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lindasea Premium
I am very glad that you found some value in this training. Thank you ever so much for dropping in to check it out.
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Loes Premium
Thanks Linda, I straitend my back, suffled right up in my chair, looked at the top of my screen, and placed my feet firmly on the floor:)
Good reminder! LIKE!
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lindasea Premium
Very cool that you found a couple of reminders. As we grow our businesses and become even more successful, having a good foundation for protecting our health is also good business acumen.

See me smiling. "-) Linda
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