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Six Tips to Reduce Pain When Using an IPad

 

Six Tips to Reduce Pain When Using an IPad

Spending hours using an IPad or other tablet can cause neck and shoulder problems, according to experts at the Harvard School of Public Health. A simple shift in the viewing angle can change everything. Holding a tablet computer too low, like on the lap, forces the neck to bend forward too much, straining and possibly even injuring muscles, nerves, tendons, ligaments or spinal discs. Simply placing a tablet on a table propped at an angle in a tablet can reduce neck strain and potential pain. The number one tip for reducing pain, researchers say, is taking a break. When Using an IPad or tablet, you can use a case the positions the device at a comfortable viewing angle. Researchers also recommend shifting hands and weight; stand up if seated, or sit down if standing.

When using a laptop or desktop computer, researchers say you should follow the same tips for a tablet. They say users should try an external keyboard, keep the shoulders relaxed and elbows close to the body. They also suggest keeping hands, wrists, forearms and thighs parallel to the floor.

For more useful tips, please check out OSHA Course 722- Ergonomics Program Management.

 

 

 

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