When working at your desk it is important to avoid awkward postures and to position your body correctly. This can improve your overall comfort and productivity. Here are some tips you can use to properly set up an ergonomic workstation.

Diagram of proper desktop position

Here Are Some Other Tips To Remember

  • Take frequent breaks.

  • Use software and hardware features like fast scrolling to work more efficiently.

  • Avoid glare by placing your monitor away from light sources.

  • Keep your wrists in line with your forearms.

  • Do not use wrist rest areas while typing.

Additional Resources

A Guide to Healthy Computing

Tips for improving workplace comfort.

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Ergonomics Whitepaper

How to reduce work-related musculoskeletal disorders with ergonomic input devices.

Download our whitepaper for more detailed information on how to work more comfortably. Learn about reducing the incidence and cost of repetitive stress injuries.

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An Employee’s Guide to Healthy Computing

An overview of ergonomics, the associated benefits and Microsoft products.

Quickly review the benefits and products for having a healthier work environment in this quick reference guide.

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An Employer’s Guide to Healthy Computing

Information and advice on improving employee comfort.

Review information and tips on how to create a healthier working environment.

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Get expert advice from our Certified Professional Ergonomist

Edie Adams, certified professional ergonomist, talks about health risks associated with computing and what you can do to help minimize the risk of injury.

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