As more and more people are working from home, it’s essential to create a comfortable and ergonomic home office setup. Even for those going back to offices, an ergonomic workspace can help prevent injuries and discomfort and increase productivity. Here are a few tips for having a more productive office space:
Invest in a comfortable chair:
A chair with good lumbar support and adjustable armrests can help reduce strain on your back and shoulders. Make sure the chair is the right height for your desk, so your feet are flat on the floor, and your arms are at a 90-degree angle when typing.
We are a big fan of the Sayl chair by Herman Miller (left image) and the Autonomous Ergochair on the right.
Adjust your desk height:
If your desk is too high or too low, it can cause strain on your neck, shoulders, and wrists. A desk with the correct height will allow your arms to rest comfortably at your sides while typing.
We suggest desks like Fezibo Electric Standing Chair (left image) or the Adjustable Standing Desk on Etsy (right image).
Use a vertical mouse:
Logitech has spent a tremendous amount of time and resources developing the most ergonomic mouse. The Logitech MX Vertical is the best mouse on the market, in our opinion.
Take breaks and stretch:
It’s essential to take breaks and stretch throughout the day to help prevent muscle strain. Stand up and stretch your legs, back, and shoulders every hour or so to keep your muscles from getting too tense.
If you spend a lot of time looking at a computer screen, a monitor stand can be helpful. A monitor stand can raise the height of your screen to eye level, which can improve your posture.
If your feet don’t reach the floor while sitting at your desk, consider using a footrest. A footrest can help promote good circulation and reduce strain on your legs and back.
If you spend a lot of time on the phone, a headset can be very helpful. A headset allows you to keep your hands free while you work and can help reduce the risk of neck and shoulder pain from holding the phone between your ear and shoulder.
An ergonomic keyboard is designed to reduce muscle strain and promote a natural hand position. Look for a keyboard with a split design, which allows your wrists to rest in a more natural position while you type. We suggest the Logitech Ergo K860 wireless keyboard.
Don’t skip the palm rest pad:
If you type a lot during the day, a palm rest reduces the pressure on your wrists and adjusts your hand on the keyboard. Do not underestimate the impact of the palm rest pads, and get one that matches your office style.
Consider an ergonomic mug:
An ergonomic mug can help reduce strain on your wrists and shoulders while you work. The CURVD® ergonomic mug is an award-winning design that creates a comfortable experience while being accessible to those who might need a unique mug to drink.
The popular mugs all have a small round handle that won’t keep the mug stable on your hand. They are also not easy to use for those with disabilities. The ergonomic mug options in the market are either very limited, expensive, or lack aesthetics. The CURVD® mug has redesigned the everyday mug with a mission, learn more about it here.
Leave us a comment of how else we can make a more productive office space!
By adding these items to your office, you can create a more comfortable and ergonomic workspace that helps reduce strain on your neck, shoulders, wrists, and back.