With many more people working from home these days, you may want to take a good look at your home office set up and create an environment that is ergonomically beneficial. A good home office set up is easier than you may think and the perfect desk set up is not usually necessary. Turns out…neither sitting NOR standing for prolonged periods of time are good for you. The best position?  We like to say it’s your next one. Tired of sitting?  Then stand up, go for a walk, take your call on the move.  Tired of standing, sit down for a bit.  Try not to give yourself a hard time for not having perfect posture either.  The holy grail of perfect posture is actually just a habit of regularly moving, stretching, and changing your position.  Here are a few important things to keep in mind.

  1. Follow the 90 degree rule.  In general, you should be positioned so that your elbows, hips, and knees all come to about 90 degrees when sitting.
  2. Elevate your screen.  This is probably the most common bad ergo habit because of laptops.  Get a second keyboard and prop up your screen with whatever you may have around-books, boxes, etc until the top of the screen is at about eye level.
  3. Incorporate microbreaks.  Break up your day to allow more movement-the more, the merrier!

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Desk Workstation Ergo Checklist