We’re not made to sit still for eight hours a day, that is for sure. After a while, it begins to take a serious toll on our bodies. Back and neck complaints are the most common symptoms. But headaches, eye problems and muscle problems are becoming increasingly common as well. You can easily avoid all these complaints by investing in an ergonomic working environment. How do you create the right workplace? We would be happy to explain.
What is ergonomics and why is it important?
Ergonomics at work means working in surroundings that are adapted to your personal needs, both physically and mentally. It also means that your workplace is attuned to you so that you can work as efficiently as possible. All of that is designed to limit the negative effects on your physical and mental health, in both the short and long term.
Recent research has shown that 24% of people working from home have developed physical complaints. That is why it is important to invest in the right equipment for your home office as well.
In other words, you need to have adapted accessories in your workspace in order to work ergonomically. It is also important to integrate ergonomics into your daily routine. Our range of ergonomic accessories by BakkerElkhuizen includes the following:
- Ergonomic mice
- Laptop stands
- Tablet holders and document holders
- Screen arms
It is also best to choose the right office chair to work ergonomically. A good office chair practically forces you into a healthy sitting position. It supports your lower back and stimulates movement. Alternative sitting solutions are also an option. For example, a sit/stand desk helps to bring variation into your daily routine.
Even lighting can benefit your productivity. We look forward to helping you create a healthy workspace.
Working ergonomically: tips for daily life
These tips will help you enjoy the rest of your day to the full, with no complaints.
- Choose the right accessories and desk chair.
- Be sure to include variation in your working day: stand up now and again.
- Adjust the position of your screen: ensure that your neck vertebrae are in a neutral position. Looking up or down is not good for your circulation and the position of your spine.
- Strengthen your muscles: your physical condition can also influence your posture. If your torso is not well-muscled, it will be harder for you to stay sitting up. In that case, muscle-strengthening exercises for your lower back, stomach muscles, shoulders and chest are advisable.
More information about working ergonomically
Do you want more information about working ergonomically? Feel free to contact us. We look forward to helping you turn your workplace into an ergonomic space.