Chairlines Blog | Office Ergonomics Tips & Tricks – Work From Home Essentials
As we all transition to working from home, it is important to set our work desk into a comfortable and ergonomic place. Don’t forget:
– Our bodies still need to be in a neutral and natural position.
– Breaks are still necessary. Walk around, stretch, and change your position.
Stanford Study Tackles Lower Back Pain –
The study, “Impact of a Sit-Stand Workstation on Chronic Low Back Pain Results of a Randomized Trial,” published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (JOEM) by Stanford University researchers Grant T. Ognibene, BA, Wilson Torres, BS, Rie von Eyben, MS, and Kathleen C. Horst, MD, concluded that low back pain may be improved by the introduction of sit-stand workstations which enable “postural variation” throughout the workday.
Here are the key findings:
- Reduced pain: At the end of the study, participants who used the sit-stand workstations were 78 percent more likely to report a pain-free day than those who worked at their regular workstations
- Quick intervention: Participants began to experience a difference in approximately 15 days after the sit-stand computer workstation was installed
- Increased concentration: Participants reported significantly lower back and neck pain, noting the pain was significantly less likely to interfere with their ability to concentrate
Here are a few products that we recommend for your home office:
Unergonomic house chairs will only make it difficult for you to focus on your work without the correct back and seat support. Lack of adjustments can cause serious issues. Here are a few chairs that are in the budget and more adjustable than your bar stool – Sale Chairs
If you have enough space in your house to install a height-adjustable desk, you can benefit in multiple ways. Switching between sitting and standing and having the keyboard at the right height can make a positive effect on your body, preventing backaches. There are a bunch of deals of height-adjustable tables that are affordable and easy to install.
You can install sit-stand workstations on your existing desk and enhance your workplace.
Laptop Riser, KB, and Mouse:
To level your laptops to your eye level you need a laptop riser. This will prevent neck pains and strain on your eyes. Along with a laptop riser, do add an ergonomic mouse and keyboard so your hands don’t have to be in an awkward position when using a laptop.
If your feet are dangling on the floor you should add a footrest to your setup. Not only does it support your feet, it also ensures you have the correct 90deg angle when sitting on the chair.
There are many more products that can help you better your workspace and while working from home becomes the new normal, you should make your desk a normal and productive space to work in as well. Examples of Ergonomic Tips Podcasts: https://chairlines.com/pages/instructional-videos
Don’t forget to stretch and move around. And stay safe!