Dos and Don't s- Ergonomic work station:
- DO keep moving. Set an alarm to remind you if you need it! Sitting for long periods wreaks havoc on your spine and circulation. Get up, stretch, MOVE!
- DO try to keep your body in a neutral posture, which creates the least strain on your body.
- DO keep your desk clear so you’re not forcing your body to work awkwardly around clutter.
- Look for an office chair with proper lumbar support that adjusts to your body.
- A laptop raiser positions your laptop for optimum ergonomics while relieving eye and neck strain.
- A monitor arm makes it easy to adjust the height and position of your monitor to reduce upper back and neck pain.
- Use a footrest to reduce lower back pressure and increase blood flow.
- A bright, adjustable light can reduce headaches, eye fatigue and neck strain.
- Or try a standing desk to keep you moving! Less time spent sitting means less stress on your spine while increasing circulation and mental alertness.
DON’T use a desk or chair that’s not the proper height for your size. Everyone is different; find what works for you.
DON’T cradle your phone between your shoulder and ear.
DON’T keep your monitor too close or too far away, or hunch over a laptop. This can cause eye strain and headaches in addition to neck and back pain.