Don't Slouch! The Computer Ergonomics of Working Long Hours at Home
Professional Workplace Posture Helps Keep Your Body Aligned
It may be tempting as you work from home to sit with your laptop in your lap while reclining on your sofa. Unfortunately, for long-term home-based computer work, that's going to have an awful effect on your spine, muscles, eyes, and neck. Instead, if you practice good ergonomics while working from home, you'll reduce your pain from long spells at the keyboard.
Most Companies Watch Your Computer Ergonomics
One of the ways that many employers look after your health is to have an ergonomic specialist who orders the right furniture for your desk and makes sure that you're sitting correctly at your computer. Research has shown that there's a right way and a wrong way to sit, watch your monitor, and place your arms and hands for typing and using the mouse.
At Home, Follow These Simple Ergonomic Recommendations
At home, make sure that you have a good office chair, one that provides proper back support and is adjustable. This is your basic tool for computer ergonomics. Adjust it so that your feet are flat on the floor, and your arms are best at a ninety-degree angle. If you need to, raise your keyboard and mouse so that your hands don't have to bend to reach them. Your head should be vertical so that your neck muscles aren't strained. Raise your monitor so that you're looking right at it when your head is properly positioned. If you're using a laptop, consider using an external monitor, keyboard, and mouse.
For Posture Tips, a Full Spinal Checkout, and Other Chiropractic Care, Visit Us
At Century Center Chiropractic, we're your friendly local chiropractor with offices in Atlanta, Chamblee, Brookhaven, and Decatur. We provide chiropractic treatment for pain that addresses your lifestyle, including computer ergonomics. Call us for an appointment at any of our locations: our number is 404-634-1669.