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Home Office Help

HOME OFFICE HELP

We hear a lot about ‘ergonomics’ in the workplace but what exactly does that mean…Dictionary.com defines it as "the study of how people work in their environment, an example of ergonomics is a study of how people who primarily sit in their office get work-related back injuries". So why do you think this is…well I’m going to tell you it all comes back to one word: POSTURE!! And with everyone working from home I guarantee that office chair you purchased to match the wallpaper was not exactly meant to keep you in proper posture for prolonged periods of time. So, how should we be sitting at our desks…

  • Level line of sight
  • Use headphones or volume turned all the way up in order to avoid leaning forward to hear
  • External keyboard with wrists in neutral
  • Hips slightly higher than your knees
  • Feet flat on the floor
  • Engage your stomach muscles to prevent stress on your lower back

Still find yourself slouching…another option is converting that sitting desk to a standing desk! Make sure your distributing your weight evenly between both your feet though- no leaning to one side!

Some other tips for working from home include: taking a break every hour to walk around and stretch, drinking plenty of water and eating healthy snacks and meals. Remember, now is the time to take control of your health! You’re not alone; we’re doing it together!

Until next time,

Taylor

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