Home working and ergonomics 2020/04/16
That said, we do need to keep in mind that when working from home, we still want to support all parts of our body, and ensure we’re keeping on the move.
Here is some insight and tips into happier home working, from Jim Taylour, Orangebox’s Head of Wellbeing.
The full article is available at https://orangebox.com/knowledge/insight_news?o=overlay/article/happier-home-working.
- Your brain: you’ll feel more positive if you stay connected via Skype, Teams or Zoom with family, friends and work colleagues.
- Your back: remember to avoid slouching for long periods when using the computer. Get up from the chair and move around frequently and even try standing or perching while working at a counter height surface.
- Your heart: remember to move more when working from home, swap the commute time for two lots of 30 minutes exercise every day. It will improve your mood and stamina; help you sleep and reduce stress.
- Your neck: shouldn’t be flexed when using the screen. Make sure it’s at arm’s length and the top of the screen level with your horizontal line of sight – use books to jack the laptop up and a remote keyboard at table height.
Be well and take care of yourselves.