[Editor’s Note: This article was written and produced by the CTL’s Annesa Hartman.]
Hello! I’m Annesa Hartman, the Lead Content Developer for Kaplan Universities Center for Teaching and Learning. I bet that many of you, like me, spend a lot of time in front of a computer. And, especially during the KU Village Online Conference where you don’t want to miss any of its back-to-back presentations. However, while working at a computer can fill our brains, it’s not the best place to keep our bodies in healthy order. An ergonomic chair and proper positioning of our posture in front of a computer can help immensely (click figure for larger version) and there is something to be said for getting up on occasion and taking a walk to elongate the spine and stimulate muscle function and blood flow.