Computer settings (pointer speed, screen contrast, ...)
Don't assume that you have to live with the computer settings you have.
You can change the monitor settings (e.g. brightness, contrast, colour settings) using buttons usually placed underneath the front of the monitor. If you aren't sure, ask for assistance from Computing Services.
For other settings, in Microsoft, go to the Start button and select Control Panel from the menu. Explore the possibilities offered by changing the mouse or keyboard settings. For example, choose 'Mouse' and the 'Pointer Options' tab will allow you to change the pointer speed and the appearance of the pointer. You can try it out before you select 'Apply' to put the new settings into operation. You may need assistance from Computing Services if you wish to change other settings, depending on what admin rights you have on your computer.
Your working day: Work planning and task alternation
No-one need feel that they are 'chained' to their desks all day. Planning your day in advance will help you to factor in periods when you can get up and do other things. You can also use natural task alternation as an opportunity to get up and move around. Making a cup of tea, standing to answer the phone or while reading a document, or walking to speak to someone in the next office instead of sending an email, can all be ways of getting up out of your chair.