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4 Ergonomic Tips to Ease Back Pain in the Office

4 Ergonomic Tips to Ease Back Pain in the Office

It’s no secret that working all day at the computer can be hard on the body, especially if you spend eight hours or more sitting in front of your screen. Some people have to deal with chronic back pain as a result of their job, but there are some simple ergonomic changes that can help you avoid these issues and relieve any existing pain. The following five tips will give you an overview of how to work in the office in a way that’s healthier and more comfortable for your body so you can start enjoying your workday once again!

1) Get Extra Support While You Sit

Seating

We go to work, nice and relaxed from a good night's rest, and put in our 8 hours. By the time we're ready to leave, we're all achy and uncomfortable. Sound like you? If so, the culprit could be your chair. A high-quality Ergonomic Chair can help ease pain and discomfort by supporting your lower back and reducing pressure at the back of knees for improved circulation. Another option for upgrading your seating at work is to add a Support or Cushion to make the chair you're already using more comfortable. A Footrest can also make your seating more ergonomic and provide relief from back pain.

2) Place Your Computer Monitor and Documents at Eye Level

Smart Suites Corner Monitor Riser, Black

Placing your computer monitor and documents at eye level is important because it limits neck strain and makes it easier for you to see what you're working on. It is easy to make your monitor more user and ergonomically friendly by adding a Monitor Stand. It will elevate your screen to a more comfortable viewing height. Monitor Stands with Drawers can take comfort and convenience to the next level by providing storage space for everyday materials and supplies right within reach. To keep paper documents at eye level to prevent slouching over your desk, consider utilizing an AdjustaView Desk Reference Organizer for optimal view comfort.

3) Use a Standing Desk

WorkPad Sit/Stand Computer Table

For some, sitting all day in a chair at work can become uncomfortable. One popular solution to this problem is using a standing desk. Sit/Stand Desks and Tables are designed to fit your specific workflow, allowing a quick transition from sitting to standing. This ergonomically designed solution offers comfort, flexibility, and overall health benefits. Sit/Stand Desks also offer more space for your laptop, tablet, and other office necessities.

 4) Take Breaks

Relaxed young man sitting at table in office with hands behind his head

You're at your desk for eight hours a day, five days a week. It's time for you to take a break! Make sure you change positions every 20 minutes and get up and move around for two minutes. If possible, head outside for some fresh air and sunshine!