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Do your tasks vary so you can move around and change positions and postures?

Recommended Solutions

  • Break up large tasks with smaller tasks. Get up routinely to file, copy, fax or make a few phone calls.
  • Use a 3 or 4 tiered vertical file or high table to stand up for reading/writing tasks.
  • Try standing up when on the phone or talking with others in your office.

Do you take brief rest breaks and move around throughout the day?

Recommended Solutions

  • Take short 20-30 second breaks every 20-30 minutes to stretch and move.
  • Use reminders (e.g., Microsoft Outlook, Calendar, break programs) to prompt stretch breaks.
  • Reorganize your office to promote movement. Move the printer away from the computer and relocate frequently used files or books.

Do you take short vision breaks at least every 20-30 minutes of computer use?

Recommended Solutions

  • Rest your eyes, look at something in the distance, blink, or cup your palms over your eyes during breaks.