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To work comfortably while using the phone here are some quick tips:

  • Your phone should be within an easy arm reach without stretching
  • Consider placing your phone on the left side, if you are right handed, to free up your hand to write
  • If you use the phone frequently, consider a headset or speaker phone to have hands free and sit back
  • When you receive a phone call, use it as a reminder to stand up and do a mini stretch break.  In addition, as an added benefit, when you are standing you have larger lung capacity and your voice sounds more confident and commanding.  Try it!
  • Whatever you do, DO NOT cradle the phone between your head and shoulder as this awkward posture puts stress on the neck and shoulder muscles and reduces blood supply

 

Last updated on May 1, 2010 by Ellen Meyer