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Top 5 Home Office Ergonomics Checkpoints for Less Pain and More Productivity

home officeWell, it’s been months now and you’re still working from home (either fully or partly). Although you can access the IT department relatively easily, it’s harder to get someone to help you with your desk set up at home.

Here is my checklist Top 5 Home Office Ergonomics Checkpoints for Less Pain and More Productivity

Top 5 Home Office Ergonomics Checkpoints

1. The top of your monitor should be just below eye level. If you’re working on a laptop on the couch this can be difficult. Maybe get an external keyboard and work from a desk instead.

2. Your forearms should be parallel to the ground with your wrists in a neutral position (not extended back).

3. Your seat should be big enough to support the majority of your upper leg. This will reduce fatigue and soreness in the lower back.

4. Take stand up breaks at least every hour. At the office most people rarely sit for the entire day but at home you can get into groove and discover it’s noon already.

5. Have structure in your day. Begin work at the same time, take lunch at the same time, etc. It’s easy to overeat when you’re home because all your stuff is RIGHT THERE. Try packing your lunch just like you would when you went to the office.

If you’re experiencing more headaches, shoulder pain, decreased quality of sleep, and/or energy, your home office set up may be the culprit.

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