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How can I prevent pain while using a computer?

Bad ergonomics at the office—especially when using a computer—can definitely trigger or worsen back pain, neck pain, eye strain, carpal tunnel and more. Because everyone's body is different, creating an ergonomic workstation requires an individualized setup. To help prevent body pain, one rule that applies to all: Stand up and take a break at least once an hour. Beyond that, make sure the height of your desk, chair, monitor and keyboard allows you to keep your shoulders relaxed, your spine and wrists straight, your low back supported, and your feet flat on the ground.

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