5 tips and 1 major desk hack that most work station assessors don’t know!
Our bodies were not meant to be sitting in general, especially for long periods without moving. Thinking about human evolution, we have developed over 1000's of years being mobile and hunting food. The time span in which we've gone from standing/moving to sitting is incredibly small in evolutionary terms.
1/ Make sure your keyboard is close to you and avoid putting paper in between you and the keyboard. Below is NOT the way to do it. This will pull your head forwards towards your screen.
2/ Screen Height
The top of your screen needs to in line with your eyes. But you probably know this!
Tip — Raise your monitor with books or a stand. It doesn’t matter what its on so long as it raised.
3/ Feet height and position
Keep you feet flat on the floor. The chap above has his legs crossed, which is fine for 15 mins or so, but the feet are really useful for helping to support the rest of your body. Our spiritually centred friend below is missing my point!
4/ Elbows are for bending, not leaning!
Leaning on elbows — Massive NO NO!
5/ Massive desk hack alert!!
Using our chap to the right, what do you notice about his back position?
If you haven’t guessed, he’s leaning back into the chair. He isn’t bolt upright! When you’re upright you’ll have a tendency to fall forwards and slouch. Our yellowed shirted desk warrior is in a great position. I just need to work on his, feet and keyboard position.
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