Have you ever had an ergonomic assessment? I have, and it was a great way to get my workstations (home and office) set up for me after a neck injury following a car accident five years ago. I still suffer from upper back, shoulder and neck fatigue and am always looking for ways to improve my set-up.
So when Kate from Goldtouch approached me to see if I was interested in taking part in their 30-day Ergonomic Challenge, I agreed to participate. I liked Kate. I liked the idea of checking out an ergo keyboard (even though its main purpose isn’t to relieve upper back, shoulder, and neck strain), and I really liked the idea of giving a blog reader a chance at getting a keyboard of their own.
The deal was that I would look over their products and choose something. And then Kate would send me one for myself and one for a blog reader.
I chose the Go!2 Wireless Bluetooth Mobile Keyboard. It works with both a PC and Mac (though this version doesn’t have the special keys on a mac keyboard). I’m still working with, and I like lots of things about it, like the way it folds up and the way you can make both horizontal and vertical adjustments to it. Here’s mine:
If you’d like a chance to win your own, here’s what you do:
1. Follow us on twitter @FitFeminists (if you don’t already)
2. Retweet our #giveaway #Ergo30 tweet OR send your own tweet that mentions @FitFeminists and our #giveaway and the #Ergo30 challenge.
Deadline: January 31st at noon Eastern Time.
We will pick one winner and contact them via twitter.
I can only ship to Canada or the US, so I apologize in advance if you’re not based in North America. We will try another giveaway at some point in the future and we hope to be able to open it up to the whole wide world.
Meanwhile, you don’t need a Goldtouch Keyboard to incorporate ergonomic fixes as part of your overall approach to health. Here’s a nice set of suggestions from Goldtouch: