In the past few months, people who worked in an office are now probably working remotely from home. It’s projected that 25%-30% of the workforce population will be remote workers by the end of 2021.
If you are a part of the work from home force then it’s important your office furniture is ergonomic to ensure comfort and productivity. Make sure to keep on reading to learn about the benefits of having proper office ergonomics in your home office.
1. A proper ergonomics setup will help improve your posture.
If you are working at a desk that causes you to slouch, this can cause long term effects on your neck and back.
Making sure you have an ergonomic office chair will provide your back with proper back support. Ergonomic chairs will extend from the shoulders to the seat as well as curving to support the lower part to support your lumbar spine.
Your office chair should also be adjustable in the armrests as well as being able to adjust the height of your chair. Your chair should be at a height where you are eye level with your computer monitor. This will prevent your neck from staying at an uncomfortable angle.
By ensuring your office furniture is providing you with the proper back and neck support it will alleviate the stress on your back.
2. Being comfortable while working will improve work productivity.
If you are suffering from back pain consistently from sitting in your chair then it’s a good idea to frequently get up to stretch and relax your muscles.
By setting up your desk and chair to provide you with proper back support then you will notice yourself being more comfortable.
3. Your mood will improve.
Having back pain due to improper ergonomics or a poorly set up home office can cause your mood to change. You’ll feel stressed and even angry that you have to suffer from pain. If you are having back pain from the way you are sitting then it’s time to upgrade your chair.
By getting a chair that’s ergonomic you won’t feel the stress you would by sitting in a normal chair. Your back will thank you because you’ll start to actually feel relaxed while working and it will improve your mood. Being unhappy at work affects how you work and even how you interact with others.
If you notice that you are unhappy due to your back pain, it may be time to upgrade your chair and watch your mood change instantly.
When you’re comfortable, happy, and pain-free – your work becomes much easier.
Now that you have learned about these proven benefits of office ergonomics, it’s time to upgrade your home office. You spend at least 8 hours a day working so you should be making sure you are comfortable while you work.
If you’re ready to invest in your home office space, consider an affordable virtual ergonomics assessment.
The ergonomics experts at Solutions Northwest Inc. are now offering affordable Virtual Ergonomics Assessments specifically for remote workers (all you need is access to e-mail or a smart phone).
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