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Laptops can be a pain in the neck (and back)

The laptop or notebook computer is an essential tool for the working nomad but comes with it’s own health price. Two years of poor posture and being hunched over a table has take it’s toll on my neck and shoulders.

I think many people in offices also have this issue with laptops as they are fast replacing desktop PCs. Indeed this happened in my last corporate job.

So what is the solution? I have recently purchased a seperate keyboard and now sit my laptop on a number of books to make it level with my eyes so I am not constantly looking down. This has certainly helped me as I do not get stiffness in my neck and shoulder area now.

Having said that if you are on the road you don’t want to have to carry a keyboard and books around.

So does anyone have any other advice or tips to help with growing issue? What have you done to improve your ‘laptop’ posture?