Posted by: ugleepen | March 21, 2013

Spring Break – Time to Help Your Students Do an Ergonomic Check

school 1Now that Spring Break is upon us and your students are getting that much needed getaway from classes and studying, take the time to re-access your students’ study habits for good ergonomics to see them through to the end of the school term.

Most students would agree that a pleasant, comfortable environment has a direct impact on their productivity and ability to study.

However, few people know just how to attain an ergonomic  study area, and instead just “make do.”

Here are a few tips that students can use to create their own positive ergonomic study environment.

1. Avoid a slouching back. Good posture is achieved by sitting back into your chair. A back support and foot support will help you to sit correctly.

2. Wrist supports. One in four people suffer from pain or injury caused by pressure on the wrists. Wrist supports help to relieve this pressure and prevent potential injuries.

3. Avoid neck pain. If you want to prevent severe neck pain make sure you are seated approximately an arm’s length away from your computer screen and that it’s at the correct height for comfortable viewing (eye level is recommended). A laptop or monitor riser will help you to achieve the correct position.

4. Don’t over-reach. Accessories you use frequently should be within easy reach. Work smart – and stay organized.

5. Remember to take regular breaks – away from your desk and technology.

6. Use an Ergonomic Pen whenever you write. The scientifically designed UGLee Pen is just the accessory that I think your students will approve of. Comfortable to use, this pen will keep your student’s hand relaxed, and help prevent repetative stress injuries to their hand and wrist.

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