Whether you are working from home or working from the office, posture is something that almost all of us can improve upon. It is easy to catch yourself slowly slouching over towards your chair and computer throughout the day. Setting up your workspace correctly can help to prevent some overuse injuries, and can also be helpful in preventing poor posture.
In an ideal workspace:
Here are some examples:
Along with posture and an ergonomic work setting, it is important to get up every once in a while to make sure you aren't sitting for too long. Many people benefit from setting an alarm for once each hour. When your alarm goes off, stand up and walk around the office. If that isn't possible, stand up and sit down 5-10 times. Then, squeeze your shoulder blades back and together 10 times. When you sit back down, check in that you are sitting upright and not slouching!
I hope these suggestions help you to make sure that your workspace is set up correctly and that you are doing a check-in with your posture throughout the day!
From all of us at High Desert Physical Therapy, Stay safe, healthy, and active!
Kimberly Taylor PT, DPT