Do You Work from Home? Here’s How to Make Your Home Office Work Better for You

Home offices have taken on more prominence than ever, thanks to the boom in remote work positions. In fact, many people have found themselves having to spend full-time hours in a home office that was only really designed with occasional work in mind. Fortunately, there are some easy things you can do to make your home office more ergonomically sound and productive. Improve your home office with this advice. 


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It has been proven that sitting for long hours every day can be as bad for your health as smoking. With a standing desk, you can stay on your feet, boost your attentiveness, battle fatigue, and reduce the risk of back and neck pain associated with long hours of sitting. Standing desks are also a great way to burn additional calories during the workday. Some standing desks are designed to keep you on your feet, while other desks are sit-stand desks, that allow you to easily transition back and forth. This home office upgrade can dramatically increase your productivity and stave off common desk-work related concerns. 


Invest in a Monitor Mount

When you place your computer on a desk, chances are that the screen is either too high or too low, which causes you to hold your neck either up or down, instead of in a neutral position. This in turn leads to chronic neck pain and stiffness. A monitor mount allows you to easily put your monitor at the healthiest height and distance from your eyes, so you don’t experience neck pain and eye strain. Monitor mounts also make it easier to use sit-stand desks


Consider a Footrest or Floor Mat

Does your chair cause your legs to dangle without touching the floor? If so, a footrest is a good solution. The footrest will elevate your legs so that your knees are even with your thighs and your spine can stay neutral. A simple footrest can reduce back, knee, and hip pain from slowing down your workday.  A floor mat can help reduce fatigue or discomfort from long bouts of using your standing desk.


Contact HealthPostures Today!

Get solutions for your home office from HealthPostures. We offer a wide selection of ergonomic office equipment, and our knowledgeable team is ready to help you make the right selection for your needs. Call us today for more information by dialing (800) 277-1841 or contact us online.