An Ergonomic-Friendly Guide to Home Office Furniture
The human body is not meant for sitting for long periods. Our bodies are built to walk for long periods, being upright, lying down, or running.
But modern humans spend inordinate chunks of their days sitting on a chair, hunched over their laptop, without any movement.
If you can’t help but sit all day for your job, then you need to make it a more ergonomic setup, so you aren’t dealing with aches and pains after. Pick the best home office furniture that helps you stay fit and healthy while sitting for long periods for work.
Keep reading to find out more about choosing furniture for home offices.
Don’t Work on Your Couch
At first, you might have had grand hopes of sitting in a properly designated workspace to work, but eventually, you got lazy and started sprawling on your couch all day to work. Don’t do that to your poor back!
Have a Designated Workspace
Always have a designated workspace that’s different from the spot where you spend time with family or eat your meals. Even if it’s just a tiny corner in your apartment with ergonomic furniture, it’s better than nothing.
This will ensure you feel a bit of separation from your home and work life. Otherwise, you will soon find you don’t know when work life begins and home life starts.
Use an Ergonomic Office Chair
It’s better to splurge and purchase an ergonomic office chair or something that allows you to sit straight when looking at your computer screen (don’t look down at it).
Build Movement Into Your Day
Schedule movement breaks so you get up every hour and move around to give your body a break from all that sitting. Get a glass of water so you can stay hydrated as well.
You could even do some pushups or squats in these movement breaks to build strength and train your muscles. Or stretch all those stiff muscles in your neck and back from sitting and staring at a screen for so long.
Look Away From the Laptop: 20/20/20 Rule
Keep your eyes healthy by following the 20/20/20/ rule. Look away every 20 minutes for 20 seconds at something 20 feet away. This will ensure your eyes don’t get strained and prevent dry eyes.
You Don’t Need to Spend Big on Home Office Furniture
Don’t assume you don’t need to break the bank to get ergonomic-friendly home office furniture. You can build your home office setup over time or pick up pieces from Craiglist or other sites selling used items.
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