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Don't Sit It Out - Stand Strong All Day Long
Standing desks keep you from sitting in a chair at the office all day. Consider purchasing a standing desk for use at home as you check email or social media on your home computer. Ask your boss if you can bring a standing desk to the office for extra standing time.
Take a Seat
A desk chair that is positioned improperly can decrease your energy and productivity. Look for a chair that allows for height and back adjustment. Stand tall in front of your chair and adjust until the top of the seat is behind your kneecap.
Give It a Rest
If the back of your chair is perfectly vertical, consider adding proper support for your back. Add a backrest that is slightly curved to mimic your spine and offer lumbar support.
Put Your Best Foot Forward
Choose a footrest to reduce pressure on your feet. A footrest can be an essential tool if your feet don't rest flat on the floor and your chair's height isn't adjustable.
Wrists can become tired after long periods of typing. Use a keyboard tray or wrist rest to find a relaxed position. Make sure the top of your keyboard is level with your elbows.
If you spend a lot of time scrolling with a mouse, avoid wrist fatigue by using your elbow as the pivot point. Avoid resting your forearm on the corner of a desk to avoid pressure on blood vessels in the wrist.
Are you putting too much pressure on your wrists and hands while working at your desk? Try wrist rests that sit below your keyboard and palm rests for your mousepad. Look for models that feature gel cushion for ultimate comfort.