Remember when you were younger and your parents or teachers would reprimand you for slouching? While many of us would want great posture, we are a nation of slouchers. Slouching isn’t just an aesthetic problem it can also lead to back problems – something that costs American companies over $100 billion each year.
It may seem like slouching isn’t something that can be fixed, with most office workers spending an average of 38 minutes out of every hour in bad posture. There are, however, a few essential ergonomic wellness tips that every office should implement to combat bad posture. Below we mention a few:
If you are sitting at your desk in front of your computer and something feels off, it’s time to move. Re-adjust yourself so that you are always working in a comfortable position.
Sit Properly in Your Office Chair
The right position is to ‘sit on your butt bones’. Move your bottom to the back of your office chair so that your pelvis faces your desk. This way, your body won’t have to expend a lot of energy for you to sit up straight.
Put Your Keyboard in the Right Place
You will never be in a comfortable sitting position if your keyboard isn’t positioned correctly. Sit in front of your desk and drop your arms so that they hang by your sides. Relax your shoulders and bend your elbows. The place where your fingertips are is where you should put your keyboard.
Move Around the Office
Spend at least between 5 and 10 minutes of every hour on your feet or moving around.
Set a reminder on your computer to remind you to focus on your posture each day. Simply thinking about the way you sit and how you can reposition yourself will keep your posture front and center.
Get a Better Desk from BE Furniture
Sit stand desks, adjustable height desks, and flexible office desks from BE Furniture are designed for better ergonomics. Whether you need a desk where you can choose to sit or stand, or simply need a bit of extra height to your table, we have got the perfect solution for you.
Contact BE Furniture for more information today.