Don’t Let Computers Hurt You

Let’s face it. Computers are a daily fact of life for those of us working in an accounting firm today. Whether you use a desktop or a laptop, chances are you spend hours a day sitting in front of that little screen. The Department of Labor (DOL) reports that computer-induced repetitive stress injuries are a $100 billion dollar white collar epidemic in the U.S. today.

There is something you can do to protect yourself from these computer maladies. Investing in an injury prevention program could help you prevent a lifetime of pain. Take these easy steps to keep you ergonomically correct:

1. Exercise – stretching and strengthening exercises help reduce injury
2. Posture – good posture is a must for preventing injury
3. Workstation – make sure your workstation is ergonomically safe
4. Breaks – you deserve (and need) a break today. Take them often.

These guidelines are a small investment to make in your health and well-being. Start now and ensure your future is free of computer-related injuries. To learn more about preventing computer-related injuries, visit ErgAerobics, Inc.

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