Proper Keyboarding Posture

Please give us some tips on how to apply proper posture when keyboarding.

To improve posture, consider adopting these health-promoting, ergonomic habits:

– Don’t sit for prolonged periods of time. Move around at regular intervals.
– Avoid sitting with your legs crossed.
– Don’t lean to one side or lean on your arm when sitting.
– Remove direct light that is causing glare on your computer screen.
– Ensure your monitor is at eye level. Use books or other props to put the screen higher, or a pillow to make yourself taller.

Best Regards,
Aidan Bernales
Community Moderator at Typesy

You should also make sure your equipment is set up correctly. Many detached keyboards have extendable legs, but it actually makes more ergonomic sense to keep keyboards flat against the surface of the desk. Wrist pads may come in handy when it’s time to rest, but their presence may entice you to develop bad posture when typing. For proper hand placement, the wrist should remain neutral, bent slightly upwards. Having the keyboard tipped up or having a wrist pad may cause you to angle your wrists too harshly. Repeated misuse of the keyboard may lead to discomfort and should be avoided.

Typesy Team