Home Office During A Pandemic

Tips for best ergonomic home office set up

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Who needs ergonomics?

This is for anyone that sits behind a desk, it could be for work or leisure for hours at a time.

According to Stanford, on June 29, 2020 they stated that over 40% of Americans are now working from home. Careers are blending with our day to day and while for some this is great, for others, for example parents, this can potentially be harder. The last thing in our mind is our desk or working area’s ergonomics. We do not think of our neck, back, wrists and fingers until we start feeling pain or discomfort.

Proper office ergonomics is very important, specially at home since most of us do not have a home office and we are making things work as we go. It is really important to have correct chair height, adequate equipment spacing and good desk posture. If you don’t have the best home office working area, this is a great time to give your work space a makeover. The visual you see gives you specifics on the best ergonomic set up.

 

At home or office exercises

Put together by Josh Lau, PT, DPT at COMP

In terms of set up and quick exercises, our PT manager Josh Lau, PT, DPT at COMP says that the easiest & safest working area to focus in would be at your desk.

He has compiled some exercises that can be performed working from home to keep the muscles loose & increase blood flow. It only takes 5-10 minutes a day but it will help you become more efficient working from home. You can download the full set of exercises in a PDF by clicking below.

Please note that all the information provided is ONLY A GUIDE

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