As many of us spend the majority of our day behind a desk, it’s important to make sure your workspace is friendly to your back and body. It's important to feel comfortable throughout your work day and to make adjustments to your workspace when you need them. In additon, it's essential to keep your posture in mind to maintain it in a healthy way.
Here’s how you can improve the ergonomics of your office in just four easy steps.
1. The Chair
Get a posture friendly chair that has a comfortable cushion, an adjustable height lever, arm support and the ability to swivel or roll. If you sit for hours on end, try setting an alarm on your phone or computer to get up and move for a few minutes each hour.
2. The Screen
Elevate your screen to eye level. Most of us who work behind a desk have some sort of computer involvement, and it’s important to make sure your head and neck do not tilt too far downward while completing tasks on your screen. Consider purchasing a laptop stand so that your your device is level to your eyes.
3. The Accessories
If you work on a laptop regularly, consider getting a real keyboard and mouse as your hands spend thousands of hours each year resting on them. A handheld mouse is more ergonomically designed than a built-in while offering improved functionality and feel.
4. The Desk
Consider a standing desk. If you’re not sitting, it’s hard to slouch. A standing desk can help your body benefit from staying upright and gives your lower half a break. This can help lessen nerve pressure and the development of poor sitting posture.
Connect With Us For Posture Improvement
Stratford Chiropractic Spine & Injury Center can help you improve your posture. Along with improving your posture you can combine our services such as exercise and manual therapy to get the best chiropractic results. Call us at (203) 386-9100 or connect with us using your Contact Form. We look forward to working with you!