Ergonomic Tips for Students

Easy actions today. Less pain tomorrow.

You've probably seen our list of the most important things you can do to protect your back, neck and wrists, especially when using technology:

  • Sit or stand up straight
  • Minimize reaching/twisting/bending
  • When typing, position wrists straight, not bent
  • Take short posture breaks and stretch
  • Exercise and eat healthy foods

If you're ready to take the next steps in taking care of yourself, here are some things to try:

Have questions or suggestions for additions to this page? Contact Jane Vincent at jbvincen@umich.edu.