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Tips to Help your Kids Avoid "Computer Burnout"
At the Desk:
Sitting "properly" is not a science; all you need to do is observe a few basic rules concerning the sitting position and desks in general:
- The lower leg should be vertical to the floor, the thigh horizontal.
- The lower arms should be resting on the desktop in a relaxed position.
- Desks and scholastic furniture should be height adjustable.
- The seat should tilt forward by approximately 2°.
- The seat depth should be positioned correctly: the thighs should not be in contact with the front edge of the seat.
- The backrest should be adapted to the back and support the lumbar region.
- A tilting desktop encourages an upright position that is better for the back.
At the PC:
Today it is normal practice to use a computer. And we have consulted ergonomists and orthopedists to find solutions that will make sure children and youngsters work healthily at their PC.
1. The monitor shelf can be lowered to follow the natural tilted position of the head, which helps to reduce tension in the back of the neck
2. The swing-up keyboard shelf is somewhere to rest the arms, and provides relaxation and sufficient distance from the screen
3. Computer screen should be positioned 18" and 24" away, at just below eye level.
4. Keyboard and mouse should be at a comfortable height and distance, with no need to lean forward or stretch.
Growing with the user
From primary school to graduation, only scholastic furniture that grows with children can help them sit and stand in the ergonomically "correct" position during this important period of growth and development.
Posture in Style desks and tables are height adjustable because they need to correspond to the user's height - just as our shoes have to fit our feet.
Roger Lin is the founder and CEO of Posture in Style, the distributor of an exclusive line of German-made, ergonomic and stylish furniture designed with children and young people in mind.? Lin's vision is to offer products that promote proper posture and embody unparalleled ingenuity.
Mr. Lin holds a MBA from the University of Southern California and a BA from the University of California, Los Angeles. He also completed Harvard Business School's Top Management for Retailers and Suppliers program designed for fast-tracked executives, and is an active member of Vistage, the world's leading chief executive organization.