Consider making these ergonomic changes to your workplace to improve your spinal health.
- Create a dedicated working space, ideally someplace that is quiet and has natural light
- Use a standing desk, ergonomic chair, or yoga ball to strengthen your core and increase your spinal health
- Keep moving! Designate a time to get up, stretch, and exercise, whether it’s yoga, a walk, or using hand weights
- Adjust your computer screen and chair so that the center of your computer screen is at eye level
- Be mindful of your posture! Adjust your desk height in a way that allows your forearms to rest comfortably at a 90-degree angle. Work with your feet flat on the floor and your back against the chair (you may need a towel or pillow behind you)
- Keep a cup of tea or container of water near you as a friendly reminder to stay hydrated
It’s important to take care of our mental health, too, especially during these uncertain times. In fact, many studies show strong bodies help maintain a strong mindset. Alleviate your anxiety and depression and increase your mind-body connection by taking these simple things:
- Stay hydrated
- Eat a balanced diet
- Manage and prevent pain
- Practice movement – There are many online programs that are offering discounted or free trials. Check them out here.
Read more tips on how to avoid sitting throughout the day.