You’ve probably noticed that we’re pretty keen on the whole “ergonomic task chair” thing. Proper posture is tantamount to an overall better lifestyle, but the healthy workday goes beyond your chair.
Think about all the things you try to ignore or “power through” during the day. Now think about all that mild discomfort stretched over a week. A year. A whole career? It adds up, and quicker than you think.
If headaches and eyestrain are the #1 source of office pains, chances are you need a change in lighting and possibly an adjustable monitor arm. Proper lighting can make all the difference. The effect is called over-illumination, and it plays a huge role in your health. Take a look around at low-level, glare free lighting and turn off the fluorescent tube lights!
Cramped legs? Try a foot machine (no, really. It feels awesome). Think of them as a rocking chair for your feet; the motion utilizes the lower leg muscles, increasing circulation. As an added benefit, you’ll find they provide additional relief for stress on your lower back.
For wrists and hands that are amiss, you need a new keyboard tray with negative tilt. Essentially, you’re looking to have a layer of padding or gel for your wrists to rest on while allowing the keyboard tray itself to be sloped away from you.
Boom, done. With just a few minor adjustments, you can seriously improve your day with a few simple steps.