Are you ready to unlock the secrets of a pain-free workspace? Well, get ready because I've got some game-changing tips for you this workspace week (22-28 August).
I noticed that most of our clients are now working from home in some capacity - it has become the new normal. But did you know that almost half of Australians are working in settings that ARE NOT properly set up? That's where Workspace Week comes in. It's all about creating ergonomic and safe work environments.
Ergonomic Chair: Say goodbye to ordinary chairs and hello to an ergonomic throne! An ergonomic chair supports your spine, lower back, and pelvis, promoting good posture. It even allows you to adjust the seat height, width, and depth. But the real game-changer is the lumbar adjustment. It supports the inward curve of your lower back, keeping you sitting comfortably and pain-free Trust me, your back will thank you!"
Posture: Speaking of good posture, sitting like a boss is crucial! Sit upright, relax those shoulders, and keep your feet flat on the ground. No slouching allowed! Slumping can lead to stiffness in your neck and back. Let's keep it straight!
Knee and Hip position: Let's move on to your knees and hips. Adjust your chair so that your knees are slightly lower than your hips. This helps to relieve pressure on your spine and pelvis. And if you can't reach the floor comfortably, grab a footrest for that extra support.
Computer Set- Up: Ah, the beloved computer screen. Position it correctly to avoid straining your neck. Keep it at eye level, directly in front of you, and about an arm's length away. If needed, use sturdy objects to prop it up creatively. Remember to align your keyboard and mouse at the same level and keep your arms close to your body to prevent unnecessary neck and shoulder pain.
Standing: Next, let's shake things up with some standing action! Standing desks are a fantastic way to break free from a sedentary lifestyle. They allow you to switch between sitting and standing, improving metabolic function, reducing blood pressure, and relieving your lower back. It's a game-changer for productivity and focus too!
Breaks and Stretching: Don't forget to hit pause on sitting! Taking regular breaks and stretching throughout the day is vital for your spinal health. It releases tension, improves circulation, and keeps you feeling refreshed. Trust me; your body will thank you for those mini-breaks!
And there you have it, folks! The six essential items on our workspace checklist. But wait, I've got one more bonus tip for you. Introducing the Straighten Up app—your pocket chiropractor! It reminds you to sit right, stretch, and take breaks. Plus, it includes a 3-minute exercise program to boost your spinal health. And yes, it even helps you find a chiropractor near you.
Straighten Up App you can have me in your pocket ;) I share this because at Balanced for Life, sitting better matters.