Tips on Posture in Your New Workspace

Work from home with better posture

The Coronavirus pandemic has changed everyone’s lives.

Healthcare professionals and staff are working tirelessly to maintain our safety. Essential business employees are keeping us fed, stocked with supplies and helping to keep our country functioning. 

Non essential business owners and employees are working from home and spending countless hours in front of the computer. 

Let’s face it, “humans are not meant to sit at the desk and stare at computer screens all day.”

We often neglect our body and our needs. Then, we notice aches. The back, legs and neck are all common spots. Pain affects our work and quality of life. 

TIPS:

  • Sit at a desk or table with adequate knee and foot clearance

  • Think 90/90/90 rule

  • Hips, knees and ankles at 90 degree angles when sitting

  • Place screen at eye level

  • Use a separate mouse or keyboard if you have the option

  • Use adjustable chair or place pillows beneath you to sit higher

  • Roll a towel and place behind the low back for support

  • Keep shoulders down and relaxed

  • Change position every 30-45 min

  • Stand up or take a short walk.

  • Hydrate your body throughout the day

  • Don’t slouch - keep your core strong without holding your breath

  • Our screenings and instructions can further assist here

These small changes will help to make your work day at home more manageable. Traveling to work, walking to lunch or visiting another office are small ways our movement has changed, making us less active during workday hours. Taking care of your body is so important for your health. 

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