Last updated on December 12th, 2019

How to Improve Posture at Laptop

Bad posture while working at a laptop faces 3 obstacles. First, a laptop by design forces you to look down at the screen. The screen and keyboard are attached limiting adjusts to your body position. Lastly, the mouse pad is central causing you to awkwardly pull your arms forward and in.

Three part simple solution

To improve your posture at your laptop you need three basic items. Using three simple tools you can improve your posture and avoid forward head translation. Forward head translation leads to common health conditions such as headaches, neck pain, upper back pain, shoulder pain and poor circulation to your arms and hands.

3 tools you will need:

  • Portable table
  • Bluetooth Keyboard
  • Bluetooth Mouse

Whether you at at a desk, table or on your bed set up your workstation as seen in pictures below:

In all scenarios the portable table is high enough so that you are looking at the screen without your head coming forward or tilted down. The keyboard is close to your body allowing your arms to be relaxed by your side. The mouse is positioned just to the left or right or the keyboard.

Amazon Options:

The Portable table

The Bluetooth Keyboard

The Bluetooth Mouse

The Bluetooth Keyboard & Mouse Combo

Dr. Paul Paez, DC, NRT, NET, CMT

National Board Certified Doctor of Chiropractic (DC), trained in clinical nutrition (NRT), neuro-emotional release (NET), and Massage Therapy (CMT). Dr. Paul holds the rare triple distinction of Certified Posture Expert, Certified Posture Neurologist and Certified Posture Ergonomist by the American Posture Institute. Posture Possible is the very best resource for posture information.