Ergonomic Tips for Students

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Easy actions today. Less pain tomorrow.

The most important things you can do to protect your back, neck and wrists, especially when using technology, are:

  • 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:

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