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1. Adjust the desk height so that both forearms can rest on the work surface. If you do not have a height adjustable desk check through "Footrest " first before returning to "Desk."

2. Sit very close to the desk and make sure that the immediate work area in use allows you to operate with your upper arms relaxed normally. Shift the keyboard and regularly used items to encourage your correct posture.  Avoid excessive or constant reaching.

3. When reading or writing, it is best to raise the desk height slightly since this mode of work has a different ideal posture to keyboard work.

4. Make sure there is sufficient space under your desk to allow normal leg movement without obstruction.

5. Cables and cords hanging unmanaged are an unnecessary concern as they tend to get accidentally stretched or broken. Cleaning is also much easier if the cables are simply tucked into cable trays or similar.  A clean workspace is an important part of an optimal indoor environment for people and machines alike.

6. If you have a Sit 2 Stand desk, stand whilst working several times a day.  Even if your desk is a set height, try to find a way to stand several times a day. This helps your body combat repetitive strain type issues.