Tips to keep your Health on Track while work from home.
Maintaining a good posture while working from home is very important. Not maintaining the right postures has its own adverse effects and what seems like a good thing today may end up in trouble. Follow this guide to make sure you don’t mistakenly hurt your own health.
COVID-19 has taught us that nothing can stop progress. All of us have not only survived but thrived through those times of crisis. We learned and adapted a new way of communicating, a new way of working, and a new way of living altogether, but all this came at a cost. We’ve started compromising our health. The newly found work from home is a boon if you can plan and execute it well, but it becomes a curse if you are not careful with it. There are many consequences that you may face if you are working from home but fail to maintain a proper posture.
Consequences of not maintaining an appropriate workspace
Many people do not understand the seriousness of arranging a proper workspace. Our busy schedules have taken away our ability to look beyond anything other than work assigned to us. Maintaining a proper workplace at your home is important to be productive as well as to ensure your health stays in good shape.
- Working tirelessly from your couch or sofa can soar your neck and affect your back.
- Spending longer hours in front of a computer or laptop can cause headaches.
- Bad posture can affect your spine curvature and change its shape over time.
- If you are unable to relax your body at night, you may find sitting and working properly in the daytime a hard task.
- Bad posture may keep on distracting you and not let you focus on your work properly.
- Slouching can affect your digestive system and cause stomach issues.
Below are the things to avoid while working from home
- Avoid sitting/laying on a couch for longer hours
- Try to sit evenly and do not bend on any one side
- Do not slouch or twist your neck too high
- If you’ve to look down, use your eyes not your neck
- Avoid looking at the screen for longer hours
- Adjust the height of your chair accordingly where your feet touch the ground
- Avoid sitting on the bed
Things you can do to enhance your experience of work from home
- Maintain a good sitting position
- Use a comfortable chair
- Make sure you’ve adequate lumbar support
- Ensure feet support on the ground (You can use a table for it)
- Keep your elbows at a 90-degree angle
- Keep keyboard and mouse close to you with a wrist support
- Take breaks in between, get up and take a round of the room in between
- Perform a stretching exercise after a break
- Use earphones if you are staying on a team calls for a longer period
- Use a laptop stand
Managing a proper posture during work from home is important, if you’ll continue to ignore it, you have to pay a big price for it in the future. Follow the above-given guidelines to ensure that you don’t harm yourself with a sloppy attitude.