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Desk Ergonomics

Ergonomics refers to the design of objects to optimize human use. This is an important concept in the work environment as we spend a fair portion of our lives in this environment, leading us to potential chronic issues of we are working in an incorrect setup where the ergonomics aren't allowing our bodies to work in favorable positions.


Most of us have different day to day activities to attend to in our working and social lives, so our ergonomics may vary according to these factors, there are however a few key factors that are consistent across the board when it comes to desk setup as have been described.

Correct desk setup

in the image attached.

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