Working well from home
We know working from home is different for everyone. The right ergonomic products can help. We’re partnering with SAP to help you build a home workspace that better supports you—and gives you what you need to focus and be comfortable.
Your workplace should respond to your changing needs, helping you eliminate uncomfortable postures, reduce eyestrain, enhance communication, and harmonize with your technology. A good work environment should make work easier on your body so your brain can do the heavy lifting.
The following page has some helpful tips that are easy to incorporate into your workday to help maintain healthy work habits.
Every 20 minutes, look at something 20 feet away for 20 seconds. This exercise will help you avoid eye strain, and reduce headaches and neck pain.
Sit all the way back in your chair. This helps support your spine’s natural S shape.
Make sure your feet are squarely supported on a foot rest or the floor. Putting your feet on the base of the chair can reduce circulation to your legs, and can affect spinal alignment.
While typing, keep your forearms parallel to the floor, with your elbows in a relaxed position. Too-high surfaces will cause elevation at the shoulders, increasing tension in the neck and back.
Pull Screen Toward You
Pull your environment toward you – not the other way around. Sit back in your chair, and pull your monitor(s), keyboard, and mouse toward you to reduce the tendency to lean forward. Leaning forward increases the strain on the spine, neck and jaw.