When you work in an office setting, you probably spend a lot of time trying to make your space more comfortable. Not only can this improve your productivity level, but it can help prevent future injuries of the back, wrists, elbows, and other sensitive areas. Many of these injuries can be prevented with a little effort on your part and a bit of knowledge about how to make your office ergonomically friendly. Here are a few steps you can take today to make your workspace comfortable, while also protecting your body.

Pay attention to your furniture and electronic setup

The placement of your desk, chair, computer, and mouse will all make a difference in the way you continually adjust and move your body. Your seat should offer lumbar support and have a cushion that makes it a comfortable place to sit. Armrests are necessary for when you aren’t typing because they allow your shoulders and arms to relax in a position that will keep your body supported.

Make sure that the chair you choose has adjustable options when it comes to the seat height and backrest. You want to ensure that your feet are flat on the floor when you sit (if your feet don’t reach the ground, then invest in a footrest or use an object that will provide the height you need). You could also consider getting a standing desk to help break up the amount of time you sit during the day.

Your computer screen should be placed directly in front of you so that you don’t have to strain you neck to see it. Your arms should be close to your body, and your wrists should always be straight and just below the elbow. If you use the phone and have to utilize your computer at the same time, then use a headset so that you aren’t trying to balance anything between your neck and shoulder while typing.

Focus on how you move your body in your workspace

Once you’ve set up an ergonomically friendly work area, it’s time to focus on how you carry yourself when sitting and standing. Be mindful of your posture and the positions that you work in. It can be easy to slip back into old habits when you’re getting started, but with a little effort on your part, you’ll start to see improvements and your body naturally reacting to the workstation you set up.If you have any questions about how to create an ergonomically friendly workspace, then talk to your local chiropractor. They have an in-depth understanding of how essential it is that you protect your body when you sit in the same place all day. It takes time to develop healthy habits, but with the right guidance, you’ll start to notice the difference in your comfort level at work.

If you have any questions about how to create an ergonomically friendly workspace, then talk to your local chiropractor. They have an in-depth understanding of how essential it is that you protect your body when you sit in the same place all day. It takes time to develop healthy habits, but with the right guidance, you’ll start to notice the difference in your comfort level at work.

 

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