Proper Posture When Typing

Can you recommend some ideas on how to position one’s body when typing?


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,
Arella Bernales
Community Moderator at Typesy

Hi there!

As with any physical movement, too much can cause strain. While you should never be typing long enough to cause issues, there are ways to ensure you maintain proper posture when typing.

Always check that you are holding your wrists in a neutral position, with the thumb running parallel to the forearm, the wrist bending only slightly upwards. If you feel your wrists hitting the keyboard or desk, reposition. Wrist pads may come in handy when it’s time to rest, but be careful to avoid developing bad habits. Many detached keyboards have extendable legs, too, but it actually makes more ergonomic sense to keep keyboards flat against the surface of the desk. Having the keyboard tipped up may cause you to angle your wrists too harshly.

And of course, practice healthy habits like taking typing breaks and stretching your hands and fingers.

Typesy Team