Since the outbreak of the coronavirus and the necessitated lockdown, individuals have been urged to work from home.
Weeks turning into months; yet the fight against coronavirus is still hot around the world.
Regardless, working from home must continue for several businesses to succeed at this point in time.
Working from home can seem so relaxing, but if not properly managed will result in mental stress, body pain and many others.
To combat this, COVER MEDIA provided tips for a healthy work from home.
Create a designated work area
While it may be tempting to sit on the sofa or in your bed, it is recommended that you always work from a table and sitting in a chair.
“If your chair isn’t particularly ergonomic, try placing a small cushion, or rolled-up towel in the small of your back as a lumbar support,
“Adjust the chair height so that your feet are flat on the floor. If the chair isn’t adjustable and feels too high, place something under your feet so that your knees are at right angles, such as a couple of big books. If it’s too low, a sturdy cushion to sit on should work.”
Adjust your screen height
It’s also important to consider the height of your computer screens in order to help protect your neck and back.
“The top of your screen should be level with your eyebrows, at least 50cm from your face, and, if you are working from a laptop, make sure you are not hunching over the screen. Think about buying a computer stand, or raid that bookshelf again and place another couple of books under your laptop so that you can adjust the level of the screen to fit your eye line,
“If your laptop screen is at the correct level, the keyboard and track pad certainly won’t be, so use a detachable keyboard and mouse if you have them. A good mouse pad with wrist support helps prevent RSI, as does a gel wrist support in front of your keyboard.”
Take regular breaks
When working at home, it can be easy to stay put in one spot all day. However, taking regular breaks is key to maintaining health.
“Try to move around every 20-30 minutes. An easy way to make sure that you get away from your desk is to set an alarm in another room.”When making phone calls, take the opportunity to get up from your desk and move around as you talk, preferably using an earpiece. And why not embrace the privacy of working from home by doing regular stretches?”