Set Up an Ergonomic Home Office
During these crucial times, a lot of us are working from home. Although it can feel alright in the short-term, it could potentially have long-term consequences on your musculoskeletal health. Spending eight hours hunched over your laptop like a gremlin at your dining table, on your couch, and maybe even on your bed or floor doesn’t do a body good.
What is Ergonomics?
Ergonomics can be described as a science that is concerned with how humans interact with objects around them. Ergonomic design in your work space, whether at the office or at home, can not only reduce injury and pain but boost your productivity and overall satisfaction as well.
Now is the time to review your work-at-home setup and make sure it’s ergonomically sound for your spinal health. The trouble and expense (if any) are well worth it. It will pay for itself by saving you on chiropractor treatments in the months and years to come.
Top 5 Ergonomics Tips:
1. Create a Dedicated Workspace – Identify space with a desk or table that can be dedicated for computer use; do not work
while sitting on a bed or couch for long periods of time
2. Reduce eye strain, take micro-breaks and follow the 20-20-20 rule – i.e. take a 20 second break every 20 minutes by looking at things at least 20 feet away.
3. Position frequently used materials and equipment close to the front of the body – avoid twisting and reaching.
4. Use Ample Natural Lighting – Create a dedicated work area with as much natural lighting as possible.
5. Take Frequent and short breaks – ideal routine is about every 20 minutes, take a short break where you stand up, stretch out a little bit maybe for a minute or two
Need More Help?
Book an online consultation with Physiotemple today, discuss your options with a certified professional. We will work with you to develop a plan that best suits your needs.