Workplace Ergonomics for Modern Work Culture
We’ve heard a lot about “workplace ergonomics” in recent years, but with the economy changing — more people are working from home, whether by choice or their employers’ decisions to “go virtual,” — maybe it’s time to acknowledge the obvious: It’s just as easy to injure yourself no matter where you physically work.
Think about it: When it comes to a wide range of musculoskeletal injuries caused by stress to the joints from repetitive tasks, overuse of muscles and poor posture, what’s the difference if you’re slumping in front of an office computer or a home laptop? Or lifting heavy cartons onto the back of a delivery truck or your closet shelf?
Employees who work from home or travel for work should learn to assess their ad-hoc workplaces for ergonomic risks. If you are hurting, look out for pain syndromes. Mild exercises will help stretch out and strengthen core muscles.
Here are a few tips to follow:
* Invest in a good chair, mind your posture, and learn proper lifting and stretching techniques.
* Keep your eyes at the same height as the computer monitor — without leaning forward — to help avoid headaches and neck pain.
* Take frequent stretching micro-breaks and stay hydrated with water.
Back injuries are the most prevalent occupational injury, and studies have shown patients who treat themselves with some sort of chiropractic or manual therapy have consistently had better outcomes.
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