Good ergonomics

Variation in your posture and well designed tools are the key to good office workstation ergonomics if you spend many hours working in front of a computer.
good ergonomics

Good ergonomics in the office

You may think that you don’t need to consider ergonomics because you play tennis or football or visit the gym twice a week. Unfortunately, exercising a couple of times a week is not enough. In fact, from an occupational therapist’s perspective, it’s a lot better to spread your active time throughout the week so that you move a little every day. The keyword for good ergonomics at the office is “variation”. You should change your position or move around every 45 minutes. Stand up, hold a walking or standing meeting, change seats, sit in another place, fetch a cup of coffee or take a walk around the building. There’s a lot of good advice available on how to create variation in your everyday life.
good ergonomics

Variation is not the only requirement - your work tools also play a significant role

The mouse and keyboard have proven themselves to be the main reasons for musculoskeletal pain and attrition. Even if you have not yet experienced any inconveniences due to one-sided repetitive work, an ergonomic mouse can still help to prevent repetitive strain injuries and other tensions that in time, can lead to physical problems. If you already suffer from mouse-related injuries, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, trigger finger or tennis elbow, an ergonomic mouse can help to reduce pain and strains.

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Here are five useful tips to help you achieve a healthier and more productive workday

We are spending more time in front of the computer than ever before – both at the workplace and at home. As such, many of us tend to develop bad habits than can lead to strains, tensions and injuries. We have gathered five good tips to help you achieve a healthier and more productive workday.
Be aware of your working posture and how your body moves to ensure that you have a good and varied working position.
Ensure that your arms are relaxed and not tense, that your chair is set to provide optimal support, and that your desk is at the correct height.
Whether you are typing on a keyboard or using your mouse, make sure that you’re keeping your wrists in a natural position without strains or unnatural angles. Ensure that your mouse and keyboard are positioned correctly on the desk, so that you can rest your hand and arm on the desktop.
Practice using your keyboard shortcuts, as this lessens the strain from mouse use and creates a little variation.
Take a five-minute break every hour, as this helps your body to relax and forces you to change your working position. You’ll need a glass of water or a cup of coffee soon anyway.

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