Tips for Working from Home

Tips for Working from Home

1

Maintain your schedule and set specific work hours.  Getting into a good routine helps you to be motivated and efficient.

2

Take time to set up a designated work-space.  Work in an area that allows you to be productive while limiting distractions.  Select an area that will allow you to work on your computer/laptop in a comfortable and ergonomic posture.  Set it up properly from the start !! THIS IS KEY.

3

Refrain from “couch slouching” and other non-conventional chairs when working on the computer.  This often leads to a poor work posture/position while increasing musculoskeletal stress and strain.

4

Take short breaks but refrain from distractions of errands and chores.  Set specific time aside to include micro ergonomic breaks and macro breaks such as stretching or an invigorating walk.

5

Be mindful of “grazing” in the kitchen, especially unhealthy snacks. Take opportunity to pre-fix healthy snacks of fruits and vegetables and stay hydrated.

6

Identify a good chair that best fits and supports a seated work position.  If possible, try to find an area that will also allow for periodic standing work positions. When necessary, be creative to fit and support your needs.

 

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