When working on a laptop you’re unlikely to be able to maintain the ideal posture for an extended time. “A laptop is fine to use for short periods,” Nicole says. “Any injury is about repetition and total time.”
If you’re regularly working away from your main desk, it’s worth investing in an external keyboard, mouse, and riser to get your station set at the right height. But if you’re working remote, or on the road and are without equipment, focus on switching your body’s position regularly. Nicole recommends alternating between standing and sitting, or even lying on your stomach while using your laptop.