Ergonomics in the aspect of working from home
Last updated date: 16-Jul-2021
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In the office, among colleagues, we usually try to maintain the right posture, but at home we have more freedom. Nobody motivates us to maintain proper occupational hygiene - says Artur Hendzelek, specialist of the spine physiotherapy methods.
Lying down, cross-legged, sitting on the floor or in a chair with a computer on your lap... The position we work at home matters to our spine! Improper posture during work can result in pain sooner than you think. If possible, prepare a comfortable workplace in accordance with the principles of ergonomics - says Artur Hendzelek. What should you do?
- Make sure your computer monitor is at eye level - work at a high table instead of a low bench or coffee table. If the top is still too low, you can put books under your laptop.
- Choose a seat without a backrest - an active seat mobilizes muscles and the spine to work.
- If you already have a chair with backrest, support the lumbar section to the inter-shoulder area.
- Support your forearms (including elbows) - this will help relieve the cervical and thoracic spine.