Good Ergonomics For When You Are Working From Home

Good Ergonomics For When You Work From Home

How often do you work from home? Where do you work when you're at home? While many of us enjoy the ability to work from our own sofa, it can cause numerous issues later on. Creating the proper work environment centered around ergonomics is not only putting your health first but also your work first. By having the proper ergonomics, you'll find yourself more productive and efficient. 

Be Mindful of How You Treat Your Body

Don’t forget that you can still be mindful of how you treat your body when you work from home. Unfortunately, working from the comfort of your home often means a neglect of the ergonomics aspect. Your office desk is substituted by the kitchen table and the office chair is replaced by a kitchen stool or, in the worst case, the sofa. A portable computer is probably in most cases, your work tool. The combination of all of the above will tense your back and neck before you know it.

Here are our Top 5 Tips on Good Ergonomics:

When working remotely it is good to think about which factors may cause strain on your physique and how that can be prevented simply by choosing the correct furnishing and work equipment.


Organize your work station in a defined area at home, so that there’s a clear line between the working and no-working zones. Avoid working in the kitchen or in the bedroom.

Choose a work area where you can occasionally sit with your back and arms supported. Be mindful of how you hold your neck while working. A constant forward leaning position increases the risks of future spinal and neck problems. 

If you are teleworking regularly, make yourself a permanent work station where the above-mentioned criteria are met.

Remember to take breaks! Avoid sitting for longer than 45 minutes at once

Give your body the chance to move during the breaks. Teleworking provides you the possibility to go out and get some fresh air — take that chance!


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