|5 ergonomic tips for your desk|
Regardless of the fast pace of technology or perhaps because of it, we are spending an ever increasing amount of time in the office, at our desks. While this has its upsides, with multi-functioning workspaces, there are downsides that could pose serious risks to not only your productivity but your health. In order to stave off potential health risks that come with sitting all day, it is a good idea to look into the ergonomics of your desk, and whether any improvements can be made.
Here are five ways you can make your desk more ergonomic:
1. Don’t use the keyboard feet
2. Focus on the location of the B key
What this does is ensure that your wrists rest in a more natural, and comfortable position. You should also keep your mouse on the same level as the keyboard, and in close proximity. Basically you should move horizontally, not vertically.
3. Adjust the height of your seat and monitors
While you are at it, you should also adjust the height of your monitor. While seated at your desk, you should be looking at the upper 2-3 inches of your monitor. If you find yourself looking at the bottom of the screen, it is a good idea to try and lower your monitor a little, or practice a better posture.
4. Practice good posture
While sitting at your desk, it’s a good idea to maintain this posture, but relax your back and neck muscles. If they are tense, you are putting pressure on various nerves which could cause more problems. For example, the ulnar nerve, which is the main nerve of the arm, runs up through the neck. Having a tense neck could put strain on this and lead to increased chances of a repetitive strain injury.
5. Keep important things within reach
Having an ergonomic desk likely won’t make you noticeably massively more productive, but it will make you productive in the long run, because it can minimize the risk of injury which can take you away from your work. If you are looking into making your workspace more ergonomic-friendly, contact us today to see how we can help.
Published with permission from TechAdvisory.org. Source.
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