Your body has 62,500 miles of blood vessels (amazing fact!). Blood provides oxygen, nutrition and takes away waste. A law of sitting is to prevent closed angles. Your ankles, knees, hips and elbows should be positioned at 90 degrees or slightly more to assist blood flow. Key factors to open angles are the height of your chair and position of your keyboard, mouse and monitor. Do not let your computer and office furniture dictate your body's positions. Adjust your chair so that your knees are slightly below your hips, for most of the day make sure your feet aren't tucked under your chair (closes ankle and knee angles!)
When typing, your hands should be on the keyboard at the same height or slightly below your elbow (keyboard trays are needed by most people) and the same is true for the mouse.
We will continue these tips in our next newsletter.
Please keep in mind that it is quite simple to alleviate most discomfort caused by sitting. You just need to know the laws of sitting contained in our Sittingsafe program!
FIT has trainers available across the US and Canada to conduct on-site Sittingsafe workshops for office and executive personnel. We don't sell furniture or ergonomic equipment. We teach people what society forgot to teach us. Knowledge is power Especially if it makes us feel good!
Contact us for more information on our Sittingsafe program (800.775.2225).
Prevent tomorrow's injuries today!™
Dennis Downing, President
Future Industrial Technologies
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Future Industrial Technologies, Inc. (F.I.T.) offers workplace safety and ergonomics training programs. Backsafe® teaches employees how to perform their specific job tasks in a manner that is biomechanically correct. Sittingsafe® teaches office employees how to adapt their existing workstations so they are ergonomically correct. These injury prevention programs make your workplace safer and are proven to reduce injuries and worker compensation insurance costs.
For more information contact Dennis Downing at:
Future Industrial Technologies, Inc.
5951 Encina Road, Suite 201 | Goleta, CA 93117
Tel (800) 775-2225 | Fax (805) 967-2487
Email: email@example.com | Website: http://www.backsafe.com