Despite there increasingly effective uses, laptops are beginning to represent poor posture and bring pain to the human body, The Ottawa Business Journal reports.

Meghan Max, a licensed massage therapist and contributing writer, states that several things can be done in order to avoid the negative effects of excessive laptop use. Max reports that holding a laptop on your lap, is not the most affective way to utilize your computer, and can lead to back, neck, shoulder, wrist, and arm pain.

The most appropriate setting to place your computer is on a solid surface. This keeps your screen at eye level and reduces the strain placed on your arms and wrists.

Finally, make sure you’re seated comfortably in your seat, as to avoid strain on your neck and shoulders. (Max, Ottawa Business Journal, 10/8)