4 Tips to Improve Your Workspace

Published October 17th, 2017 by Dr. Markson

Since majority of your time is likely spent sitting behind a desk, it's important to make sure your workspace is friendly to your back and your body. Here are a few tips to improve the ergonomics in your office:

1. Your Chair

Think of how much time you spend sitting in your desk chair. It's important to have a posture friendly chair with a comfortable cushion, an adjustable height lever, arm support and the ability to swivel. In addition, if you sit for hours on end, set an alarm reminding you to get up and move around for a few minutes each hour.

2. Your Computer Screen

Your computer screen should be sitting at eye level. Most of us sit above our computers and have to tilt our head and neck down to complete tasks on the computer. You can use a laptop stand or simply a stack of books until the device is eye level.

3. Your Workplace Accessories

Consider replacing your mouse and keyboard. You spend hours resting your hands on your mouse and keyboard. Try an ergonomic mouse and keyboard. This will give you a more comfortable resting place for your hands and wrists.

4. Your Desk

Sitting all day does major long-term damage to your spine. Consider a standing desk. This will help with your posture and will give your lower half a break from strain. 

Have you done anything else to make your workplace more ergonomic? Let me know in the comments! 

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