Do I really need to follow the correct posture when typing?
Yes, as much as possible. Bad posture and counterproductive keyboard positioning can leave your neck stiff, your shoulders sore, and your wrist joints hurting. Touch typing is not only about typing with lightning speed, it’s also about the correct sitting posture, the correct hand and finger placement, and the ability to use your motor skills effectively so that you won’t have to look down your keyboard every few seconds to find the correct key.
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@carlieknott - Yes, yes, I promise you, yes!
I can say from personal experience that correct posture definitely helps lessen the effects of nerve damage in the long run.
I suffer from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in my right wrist. When it flares up, due to over activity, typing can certainly become uncomfortable. I was initially a self-taught typist, and I know my lack of proper posture and hand positioning when typing added to the development of my CTS. Now knowing the touch typing technique, and having learned of the proper ways to hold my body, I find myself getting flare ups far less.
Hope that helps!
Alex (The Reimagined Classroom Teacher)