Since most of your time is likely spent sitting at a desk, it's important to make sure your workspace is back and body friendly. Here are a few tips to improve the ergonomics in your office:
1. YOUR DESK
Sitting down all day has major long-term impacts for your spine. Consider a standing desk. This will help maintain good posture and will give your lower back a break from strain.
2. YOUR CHAIR
Think about it: you spend most of your day sitting. Whether you're driving, working, or relaxing at home. Therefore, it's important to have a chair that is posture friendly with arm support, a comfortable cushion, an adjustable height lever, and the ability to swivel. Additionally, if you sit for extended periods of time, set an alarm to remind yourself to get up and move around each hour.
3. YOUR COMPUTER SCREEN
Your computer screen should sit at at eye level. Most of us tend to sit above our computers and have to tilt our head and neck down while working on the computer. Try using a laptop stand or even a stack of books until your device is at eye level.
4. YOUR WORKPLACE ACCESSORIES
If you haven't already, consider replacing your keyboard and mouse. You spend hours working with your mouse and keyboard, so try using ergonomic accessories! This will give you a more comfortable resting place for your wrists and hands.
Are there any other tricks you've done to make your work area more ergonomic? Let me know in the comments!