Comic of octopus sits on ergonomic office chair and touches monitor from screen with two long arms. Two other arms are behind the office chair on the floor. On the office desk the monitor is very far away and there is a keyboard and mouse on the desk surface. With the eye level, there is a distance of 2 cm above the top line from the screen and the eyes. The scene is in the main colors of blue and gray. SANTERGO
Christoph Hohl

Christoph Hohl

Where Does My Monitor Belong?

 

Several health problems related to the head and neck are caused by the monitor screen. You may not believe it but I have saved many people from headaches, migraines, or neck and shoulder pain and I really didn’t have to do much for it.

It is totally normal to change the position of the screen on the desk based on your personal preferences.

 

Mostly it is enough to adjust the distance between screens as well as the screen height. In most cases, the complaints disappeared within a short time or were reduced significantly. Also, make sure that you look at your screen without an unnaturally twisted positions. This will help you to avoid cramps.

 

Follow these two rules of thumb:

 

The following rule applies to the

CORRECT HEIGHT OF THE SCREEN:

Sticking hands with suction cups as fingers on a screen indicating a height of 2 cm above the monitor, which should be in relation to the eyes SANTERGO

 

The upper edge of your screen is placed approximately two centimeters below the center of your eye. This allows your neck area to relax completely in a comfortable position and maintain its natural shape. Looking up makes the neck feel very tired. To notice this, follow a flying plane with your eyes when next you have the opportunity. You won’t be able to keep this up for too long. It is most healthy for the neck muscles to look down slightly.

 

 

The following rule applies to the

DISTANCE BETWEEN YOUR EYES AND THE SCREEN:

An extraterrestrial being looks at a screen and touches it with very long arms of an octopus with its suckers as fingers SANTERGO

 

If you can touch the screen with your fingers while sitting with outstretched arms, your eyes are at the ideal distance. This reduces eye fatigue and preserves visual acuity.

 

 

If the topic of ergonomics in the office or home office appeals to you and you are interested in it more deeply, I can recommend my book “Wellness in the Office”. Combined with humorous drawings, I pass on 50+1 tips to make your office a little paradise.

wellness in the office 50 + 1 tips
50+1 tips to make your office a little paradise

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Christoph Hohl

Christoph Hohl

Christoph Hohl comes from Switzerland and is an ergonomics expert. For more than 20 years he has been offering many solutions with different products and many tips to provide more quality of life and a greater sense of well-being. SANTERGO is a special piece of this mosaic.