How to sit properly in front of computer

We can sit at computer without any problem for many years, when we were young,  no pain, but one day,  it comes, you are sick, your back is aching, all sort of pain, sometimes it could be life long.sit

So before our pain get holds of us let’s beat it and be healthy as long as we live, even when we are old we can continue work.

This is specially for people who sit at the computer whole day.

1.Keep the distance of the monitor from your eyes between 40 and 76 cm (16 to 30 inches). Most people find a distance of 50 to 65 cm (20 to 26 inches) comfortable. Make sure that top of the monitor is at  or slightly below your  eye level.

2. Push your hips as far back as they can go in the chair.
3. Adjust the seat height so your feet are flat on the floor and your knees equal to, or slightly lower than, your hips.
3. Adjust the back of the chair to a 100°-110° reclined angle.
4. It’s good to have a chair with arm set as your arm can rest. Your shoulders also will be relaxed. The typist chair is not a good option when you work on the computer

Exercise your eyes. Another cause of computer eye strain is focusing at the screen for too long. To reduce your risk of tiring your eyes,  look away from your computer at least every 20 minutes and gaze at a distant object (at least 20 feet away) for at least 20 seconds.

You can set an alarm in your computer  to remind yourself when to get up, because we forget all these when we are solving a problem.

Stretch, stretch stretch, at any given time rightanglestretch


Also try to get up as much as possible and walk in office, it’s your life after all, it does not matter what people in the office think.

Stretching is important and easy and can help avoid back pain. Try the neck stretches. Touch your shoulder with your ear and hold it there, do vice versa. For a chest opener, stretch your  arms towards back as if you were trying to grab a pencil between your shoulder blades. Stand in a doorway. Hold your hips and gently extend your back by bending backward.”

You can at least try one of the above in office.

Try your best to enjoy outdoor life, stay away from computer during weekends, spend time with your family and friends, when you are leaving office say bye to computer, enjoy your life with outdoor activity, go for a walks, play badminton, do something with your hands, move fingers, whole days you had been holding the mouse, finger exercise is really good.

Stay healthy be active, enjoy life and live longer.



This is my true and humble story. As a child I was deprived of many things, even my education, but deep down I had this desire to learn and to come up in life. It was long journey alone.

I loved to learn computer, but it was only  a dream. I started working as Secretary and that opened up me new opportunity to learn computers, First I learned word perfect,  excel and fox pro programming.

1997 I was doing well in my carrier as an Executive Secretary and working for a project in USAID, there they recognised my talents and passion for learning new technology and offered me to learn ‘web site designing’. Our teacher was Bob Galinksy of Fintrac, USA, who thought us everything perfectly. It was all about pure coding, only html. We were one of the pioneers in learning web designing in Sri Lanka.

As I was pregnand to have my son, I gave up my job at USAID, but my passion for web site designing kept burning.  I ventured into different kind of businesses, but nothing working out.  I joined ‘University of Colombo school of computing‘ and learned css, cms, php, mysql and dynamic web designing.

After 18 years I have built up my ow business brick by brick, my clients and friends brings me business.

I am grateful to all my Clients for trusting me and giving me their websites.

I keep up with the new technology by reading .net magazine from British Council and learn SEO tricks online, there are great resources available for anyone who wants to learn, web designing is a subject which cannot be thought but you have to learn on your own, You learn the basic but methodology  keeps changing every minute so one should have a mind to learn something new everyday, otherwise you are left behind.

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