COVID-19 Tips for Keeping Healthy at Home

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.