How to Make Your Office Desk More Ergonomic

Do you find yourself stretching at your office desk frequently? Do you feel like you’re not as productive as you could be? Ergonomics can increase your ability to focus, improve your mood, and help to reduce risk of injury due to improper posture. Here are some suggestions on how you can make your office desk more ergonomic. 


Check Your Seat

office desk - 6200 standing desk with monitorErgonomics begins with your chair. Do you have lumbar support to ensure you are sitting upright? Do you feel like you are hunching over or craning your neck because your chair is too high or low for your desk? You may want to swap out your chair with something that provides back support and/or has adjustable height. If you are using a standing desk, you should consider switching to a standing angle chair.


Reposition Your Monitor(s)

A common error in ergonomics is placing the screen too close to your body. This can cause damage to your eyes, increase the frequency of headaches, and cause you to crane your neck. Your monitor should be just far enough that when you sit in your seat, your middle fingertip barely touches the screen. It should also be positioned squarely at eye level. 


Change your Desk

Your office desk can make a difference in your posture. If your desk is too small to appropriately space your monitor, or too low for you to comfortably sit, a simple solution is to lift your desk. In some workplaces, lifting your desk may not be a feasible option, however, with a standing desk converter, such as the TaskMate Journey, you can reposition your keyboard and monitor off the desk and at a height that is comfortable for you. This also enables you to switch from sitting to a standing position easily. 


If you are ready to options to make your office desk more ergonomic, HealthPostures has a great solution! We also have resources for writing a letter of medical necessity or prescription for a standing angle chair. To learn more about our ergonomic products, contact us online or call us at 800-277-1841.