Spending a significant amount of time in front of a computer can cause a host of issues if proper precaution is not taken. One of those issues is back pain from poor posture. Whether you are practicing your touch type using the best typing software or are merely surfing the web, the way you sit in front of the keyboard can have a physical effect.
One thing to note is that proper posture while sitting at a computer can actually increase your typing speed and accuracy. If you are practicing with one of our SpeedSkin covers, proper posture can be a simple trick to help focus and improve your skill even quicker!
Proper Typing Posture
- Sit up straight with your feet on the floor and avoid tucking your legs under you or extending them forward.
- Your elbows should be at a 90-degree angle, and your arms should be close to your side. Raise or lower your keyboard and chair until you are in a comfortable position.
- Your wrists should be straight, and your fingers should be curled slightly over the top of the keys. Your thumbs should always be near the space bar.
- Your eyes should stay on the text you are typing. Be sure to adjust the position of what you are typing, so you are not straining your neck to look at it.