Popular Mechanics: Ergonomics With Flair
(Popular Mechanics, January 01, 2003) By Christopher Allbritton
My back hurts all the time and my wrists don’t feel so hot either. Sometimes I get pains in my legs that I can’t explain. Some of my discomforts can be attributed to getting older — I’m 33, for God’s sake. But like many people who work on computers for a living, I have a sneaking suspicion that poor posture and unfortunate choices in office equipment may be partly to blame. Of course I looked at getting one of those curved keyboards and a cool chair, but everything I found was boring, industrial or just plain ugly. I use a Mac: Design and style are very important to me. So I went out looking for stylish and comfortable ergonomic tools to help me in my day-today work.
Refrain from using your mouse's scroll wheel—even if it slows you down. Relying on the wheel to speed through websites and documents encourages repetitive motion and is linked to tendon disorders.
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