Body Coordination When Typing

Is there an effect to other parts of the body when you are typing?


Let students know that bodies need their owners to learn proper typing techniques. When they learn to do it right, their necks, backs, arms, wrists, hands, and fingers will feel better right away—and for the rest of their lives.

Best Regards,
Arella Bernales
Community Moderator at Typesy

Hi Bilal,

Yes! When typing, your feet should be flat on the floor. Your arms should be close to your body at a 90 degree angle to the keyboard. You should not have to reach too far to the keyboard or the mouse. The monitor should be 20-40 inches away and you should be able to look directly at it. Not up or down.

Following these guidelines will reduce the amount of strain on your eyes, neck back and arms. If you are feeling strain in any of these areas, adjust your position.

Alex (The Reimagined Classroom Teacher)