In recent times, there have been the growing use of laptops. This has made it very imperative to write about good laptop posture to make people aware of the proper way to position themselves when operating a laptop.
Sometimes back, I wrote a post on good computer posture. Check it out, it will help you to know and differentiate between computer (desktop) posture and laptop posture.
Occasional users will have less risk of problems then frequent users.
Whether an occasional users or frequent users, it is advisable to have a good laptop posture. The following tips will help you achieve this.
Correct laptop posture
- Sit up when operating a laptop. Read my post on correct sitting posture.
- Place the laptop on your lap.
- Tilt the laptop screen. This is to enable you see the screen with the least amount of neck bending and to reduce any glare.
- Relax your shoulders.
- Your arms should be by your side with your elbow bent to about 90 degrees and wrist straight.
- You may want to consider having a separate keyboard and mouse. In this case, you need a desk. Or you may want to use the laptop as a stand alone CPU with an external monitor, mouse and keyboard. All these is to give room for flexibility and maximum efficiency especially when to be used for a long time.
- When working on a laptop for a long time, it is advisable to take breaks at intervals.