Living with a computer

Your computer doesn’t ask for much - you don’t have to feed it or take it for walks - but with a little care and attention, it will repay you handsomely.

A word of warning: Computers can be addictive and you can spend many hours hunched over one without realising it. This can cause physical distress in parts of your body you didn’t know existed and in the worst case can adversely affect your general health.

You should take regular breaks and give your eyes a rest from time to time. Make sure your back is supported and your feet are flat on the floor. Keep your printer and scanner within easy reach. Locate your keyboard and mouse so that you do not have to reach forward to use them.