Setting up an ergonomic workspace

June 18, 2015 - 1 min read

Are you trying to set up your work place and want to know how you can reduce back pain and muscle injury? We have got some tips for you and also the best massage places, if your back is still playing up.

Setting up an ergonomic workstation

The proper sitting position.

The first step to reducing the likelihood of pain and muscle injury is to ensure your work environment doesn’t cause you to strain. There are a few steps to making sure your desk is just right for you, and you might find an improvement within days of making the change!
1. Position your monitor correctly
The first change you need to make is ensuring your computer screens are at the right height, so you aren’t straining or twisting your neck. According to proper ergonomics, the top of your computer screen should be at eye level.
2. Raise or lower your chair
The second step is to adjust your chair so you’re sitting at the right height. Your forearms (when resting on a keyboard) should be parallel with the ground, and your feet should be flat on the floor. If you can’t reach the floor, it’s important you invest in a good foot stool.
3. Make sure your lower back is supported
Last but not least, you need to ensure that your lower back is properly supported by a good-quality office chair. If this isn’t in the office budget and your chair is less than desirable, there are a number of lower back support attachments that are relatively cheap to purchase.

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