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3 Tips for Better Workplace Ergonomics

In today’s working world, most of us find ourselves slumped behind a desk for eight or more hours each day, staring at a computer monitor and not moving nearly as much as we should.

This doesn’t just damage our well-being—it can wreak havoc on our overall health—physically, emotionally and mentally.

To help keep your spine and nervous system happy while you work, here are a few helpful tips to make your office more ergonomically friendly.

1. If you work using a computer monitor or screen, make sure that it is placed directly in front of you and that your eyes are 2/3 of the way up the screen. This helps to ensure proper neck posture so that you aren’t looking downward with a forward head carriage.

2. While sitting in your desk chair, do your feet hit the ground? They should. If not, place a box or block under your feet. This will help to keep your hips and legs in proper alignment.

3. Consider using a standing desk for part of your day. The human body’s favorite position is “the next one”—meaning it doesn’t like to do any one thing for a prolonged period of time, whether it’s sitting or standing. Using a standing desk for a portion of your working day will help give your body the break it needs.

Looking for more tips to improve your spinal health and overall health in the work place? Ask us at your next appointment! We look forward to seeing you in our practice soon.

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