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Introduction

Congratulations! You have taken the first step toward improving the way you work at your desktop computer.

Have you ever thought of the many things you do while you are at your computer work station? What is your body posture while you are performing general computer functions, such as keying, mousing, or writing? How long do you work at your computer without taking breaks?

By changing the way you interact with your computer equipment and furniture, you may be able to reduce your risk of injury.

Protect your ability to work! If you are already feeling some discomfort or pain or if you would like to learn how to work safely and reduce your risk of injury, read on. This guide was written for you.

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