Use a standing deskStanding desks have become quite popular and for all the right reasons. Use one to not only alleviate back pain and increase productivity, but also reduce the risk of several lifestyle diseases.
Raise your laptopOne of the perils of using a laptop is the position of the screen which makes you bend your neck. To deal with that, put your laptop in a raised position, maybe by putting it on a stack of books or a dedicated laptop table.
Use external devices with your laptopAlthough raising your laptop saves your neck, it puts a strain on your hands. To avoid this situation altogether, use external monitors, keyboards and a mouse, and adjust each to the most comfortable position with your laptop.
Use ergonomic peripheralsWhile you’re thinking about getting external devices, go for the ergonomic ones. Peripherals like keyboard and mouse have ergonomic models that are designed specifically to prioritise your comfort. The vertical mouse is a great example.
Use a Bluetooth headsetOur posture is often dictated by being hooked onto a wired headphone for back to back meetings. Bluetooth headphones solve this problem and allow you to even move around the room while you’re on calls. Get one to make meetings a time to stretch and stay fit (while getting your work done, of course!)
Use more fingers to typeWhether it is on a desktop PC, a laptop or on a phone, working from home involves a lot of typing in uncomfortable positions. Reduce its impact by practicing typing with all your fingers, which helps avoid strain on individual fingers. Even for smartphones, change between your thumb and your forefinger regularly.
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