When you sit at a desk all day for your job you want to make sure that you have one of the ergonomic office desks.
How to tell if your desk is ergonomically correct for you:
You should have correct posture. In order to do this your eyes should be at the same distance to your computer monitor as it is to your desk. This will protect your eyes from having to focus over and over. Your phone should be at the side of the hand you use less frequently.
Try to keep your table ergonomic by being as organized as possible. Keep the items you use the most closest to you so you do not have to strain yourself constantly. This will prevent neck and backaches.
If your office or cubicle does not have ergonomic office desks and instead is a standard variety, you may need a keyboard that attaches under your desk and pulls out when in use. This way, your keyboard will be positioned correctly for you. If someone is taller or shorter than you, they will not be at an ergonomically correct desk if they sit in your desk chair.
You should have a lamp on your ergonomic office desk or a light in your cubicle that you control. When you have your light on it should make it easier for you to read your paperwork and it should not glare on your computer screen. If you must type up a paper, you should use a document holder to hold the paper(s) you are typing up.
Keep the area that is underneath your table clean. When the area underneath the desk is clean you can stretch your legs when needed.
Once your office table is ergonomically adjusted, make sure your feet lie flat on the floor. If your feet do not lie flat on the floor than you need to use a footrest.
All of these suggestions will make your desk and work area ergonomically correct. In addition to an ergonomic desk, to help prevent neck, back and other muscle strains you should stretch in thirty minute intervals. If you can get up and walk to the water cooler or coffee machine.
You should stretch your hands if you type on the computer frequently. Simply put your arms straight out in front of you and stretch. Next, put your hands up so your fingers are facing the ceiling. Place your hands straight. Once you do ten of these then you make tighten your fist and loosen it ten times.
Keep comfortable with an ergonomically correct desk as well as exercises to stretch your muscles.
© 2005-2019 Living Room. Reproduction without explicit permission is prohibited. All Rights Reserved.