Is your home and/or office setup optimized for the sake of your health and wellness? Many times our injuries are due to repetitive stress. We might throw our back out one day, but that can be the result of sustained abuse due to poor posture, which might not totally be the fault of the individual.
Designers encouraged to boost profits aren’t facing much pressure to improve designs of everyday items like chairs, beds, car seating, etc. However, many companies and manufacturers of ergonomic products have your back! Below is a handy-dandy checklist to ensure you’re crossing off all the boxes when it comes to ergonomics.
What is Your Chair Situation?
Make sure you have an ergonomic chair that has you sitting with perfect posture. Chairs with neck and back support are the best way to go if you’re sitting for long periods of time at work. Make sure your chair is also height-adjustable to ensure both feet can sit flat on the floor in front of you. The idea is to keep perfect posture in a sustained fashion.
Elevate Your Desk
Elevating desks are all the rage these days and rightfully so. Switching it up at work is always a good idea to reduce tension and wear and tear. There are standing desk converter setups that make it easy to install an elevating desk in your home or workplace.
Ergonomics Head to Toe
Just like you want to optimize your desk and chair for your back and neck, give your feet a little love by springing for footpads and/or travel foot massagers (preferably noiseless!). Studies are showing that ergonomic foot pads can significantly reduce joint pain and lower back pain.
If you have any questions about how to set up your work and home setup for the benefit of your neck, back, and joints, contact Family Chiropractic & Spinal Health Care Center today to schedule your consultation.