With today’s technology, it is possible for individuals to do their work from the comfort of their couch or bed, with more and more companies offering a work-from-home setup with a flexible schedule. While this may be ideal for individuals with busy, fast-paced lifestyles, a home-office setup could also increase the risk of health problems due to poor posture and less than ideal conditions for the working body.
Slouching, back pains, tensed shoulders, and hurting wrists make a person at risk for stress-related injuries. If you are experiencing these physical issues, it might be time to give your home office setup a makeover.
Here are things you can do to make your home-office setup ergonomic:
Get a comfortable, work-friendly chair. Sure, your couch can be comfortable, but for work purposes, the height must be adjustable, and it should be well-cushioned, with a nice backrest and a five-star base.
Choose a table with the right length. A good table can do wonders. It can fix your problems with posture and eyestrain. Make sure you match that ergonomic, swivel chair with a worktable that is just the right height.
Avoid clutter. While clutter does not bring physical tension, it may give you psychological stress. Organize your paperwork in a good shelf or in-and-out trays.
The appearance of your workplace can mirror your health. Choose an ergonomic setup and get rid of physical and mental stress.