Office Ergonomics – Be Comfortable at Your Computer
Do you ever get a back ache or neck ache from being on the computer for to long? How about your hands, arms and maybe your feet, do they tend to ache as well? More than likely you are not siting properly buy it can be a very quick fix. Just apply simple simple ergonomics to your posture and you will be feeling a lot better.
Recently I went through a huge ergonomics upgrade myself. I purchased a laptop stand that sit my laptop sits on at a tilt. Allows me to have a full visual of it in addition to easily plug in all my different chords. As well as a laptop stand, I purchased a stand for my monitor as well. I have the hardest time working without two different screens so I made sure that I accompanied both. Now that both the screen are sitting at my eye level I do not need to move my neck very often at an angle to look down at my screens.
In addition to the stands I have a keyboard and mouse at my hand level, rather than high up on the desk or low on my lap. This allows me to not only type faster but I am very comfortable while working.
Office Ergonomics At It’s Best
The best investment though that I have made in my work space is my computer chair. I have probably gone through about 2 or 3 of them in the past 5 years and the reason is because each of them really messed my lower back up. None of them had proper support, they were either too soft, too hard or were cheap plastic. I started to have severe back pain recently so I finally gave in and purchased a Tempur-Pedic office chair. It is literally the best investment I have ever made for my office. Instantly I felt relief and noticed that I can work for longer periods of time without having to force myself to reposition myself.
Here is a link to the chair I purchased (not affiliate): Tempur-Pedic® TP9000
Yes the chair was $300 but as i said it was the best INVESTMENT I have ever made for my work space.
If you do not have the time to purchase stands, keyboards, chairs and what not; at least do yourself a favor and watch this video below to see how you can quickly make some changes in your posture with pillows and books.
Laptop Ergonomics – Basic Tips
Video by: Vodaphone UK
Is there anything that you do in particular that helps you?
With just some simple adjustments or investments, you can be on your way to working comfort!
Til’ Next time,