Tuesday, December 27, 2016

5 Ergonomic New Year's Resolutions for 2017

Ergonomic New Year's Resolutions for 2017
It's time to start kicking back pain and office discomfort to the curb. Today on the OfficeAnything.com blog we're highlighting 5 ergo inspired New Year's resolutions to get you started on the right foot. If you're ready to take back your work day in 2017, you're in the right place. We'll have you sitting posture perfect and operating at peak performance levels in no time.

1.) I Won't Slouch In My Office Chair

Slouching In Office Chair

It sounds like a simple fix, but believe it or not, it's one of the biggest posture related problems in the workplace. Each time you lean away from that fancy ergonomic chair you spent a small fortune on, you're missing out on the benefits and support it's capable of providing your back. Start the new year off right by committing to keeping your back in contact with your chair at all times when sitting. You'll be more efficient and comfortable in no time!

2.) I Won't Look Down To Type

Don't Look Down To Type

Still looking down at your keyboard platform to type? It's time to make a change! Even if a typing class is required, you need to invest in your personal productivity. Once you get those eyes up and on the screen you'll be computing faster and more efficient than ever. That 1 finger key punching method needs to become obsolete before you do.

3.) I Will Take A 10 Minute Break Once Every Hour

Take Short Breaks At Work

Believe it or not, sitting for long periods of time can actually shorten your life span. As we spend hours upon hours working at our desks, taking short breaks is an absolute must. Get into the habit of taking a 10 minute break every hour to stretch out those muscles and readjust your eyes. Go grab a quick drink of water to stay hydrated while you're at it. If taking breaks just isn't an option, invest in a sit to stand desktop attachment like the Volante from Systematix that promotes continuous movement in the workplace. You'll be glad you did!

4.) I Won't Use The Base of My Office Chair As A Foot Rest

Office Chair Posture Tips

This habit can actually be pretty hard to break! All too often workers "perch" on the base of their office chair. When they do, blood flow is restricted. When blow flow is restricted, fatigue sets in and muscle strain is sure to follow. When working at your office desk be sure to keep your feet flat on the ground at facing forward at all times. This will ensure that you're ergonomically correct and ready to be at your best.

5.) I Will Keep My Computer Screens At Eye Level

Ergonomic Monitor Mount

Last but certainly not least, commit to keeping your computer screens at eye level in 2017. This new year's resolution doesn't have to cost a single dollar. You can raise your computer screens to a healthy operating height with a stack of books, a cardboard box, or even some magazines. It might not look pretty, but it will certainly reduce visual strain and neck pain. When funds become available, we highly recommend making the switch to a clamp on computer screen mount for your workstation. It will increase usable desk space while simultaneously providing you with exceptional adjustment capabilities that will really come in handy.

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