How to Make Workplace More Comfortable and Ergonomic?

You might had already worked for several hours when you reading this. Maybe now you need rest yourself for a while, like do some exercises or drink a cup of coffee, then come back.

We spend many hours do our work in front of computers, often feel tired, and forget to do exercises. Our waist, neck, eyes even our whole body is getting worse and worse day by day. When this happens, we need to recover ourselves positively. Moreover, before our body  getting worse, we need do something in advance.

First, you will need a reasonable exercise plan, remember, is reasonable, not professional.  We need work out a regular exercise plan according to your time. You can do it every day or every two days, but can not be too long. It can be 30 mins walk after work, badminton with families or friends. Or 2KMs jogging in the morning, relax your neck, waist, arms. 30 mins or one hour isn’t too long, even less than the time spent on phone each day.

Besides exercise, sitting in front of computers is still unavoidable. So I try to improve it. How to make work healthier? Of course, it need some input. I found out some stuffs, hope you can also get something suitable.

Ergonomic Mouse pad with wrist support and keyboard rest support

Ergonomic-Mouse-pad-with-wrist-support (1)

You might think you don’t need this, you can still use your mouse freely without it. I know it very early, and think it is not a necessary.

Until I get one, my wrist relaxed the first time! I only can say this item makes me feel more comfortable and flexible. I also get a keyboard rest support, also very good. While I am more excited with the mouse pad.

Ergonomic keyboard

 ergonomic keyboard advantages

No doubts you won’t used to ergonomic keyboard at the first time, but it should be more comfortable later.  Not all bizarre keyboard will be comfortable when using, even it looks fantastic. While we don’t want it to be a trouble, so you’d better return it and get another.

The main purpose of ergonomic keyboard is making our arms fall on the keyboards naturally, instead of changing the shape for typing on the keyboard.

tranditional keyboard hurt wrists

Just like the common used keyboard, nobody found there is anything wrong.W e all using it and it do typing fast.Ergonomic keyboard is not a necessity,but it makes typing more comfortable and more healthy.

Get a ergonomic foot rest under desk

ergonomic foot rest under desk

Do you have the feeling that you would like to put your feet on something after sitting long time? Definitely it will be much more enjoyable if there is an adjustable foot rest under our tables.Our hips slightly higher than knees will be more comfortable no matter we are sitting before the table or lying on the sofa. Besides, the foot rest can increase our blood circulation as well. In a word, we need move ourselves as much as possible when sitting, no matter is just moving your feet or lifting your arms.

Try a computer monitor arm stand

desktop monitor arm stand

Computer monitor arm stand suits for most of monitors as monitor manufacture already considered that we might need this when they make it. By adjusting the height,distance and angle,it can help us avoiding muscles around the neck getting stiff when we stare at the monitor at a fixed place, also can relax our eyes. The installation of most monitor arm stand is not very complicated, we just need to make sure the stand is fixed on the table tightly. There are also some stands can fix 2 or 3 monitors. Thus we can adjust monitor or laptop at most suitable place, instead of putting on the table take up so much spaces.

Most people have both desktop and laptop, so there are also a kind of stand for laptop as below one. If you want to equip your workstation for both laptop and desktop, maybe you can try a 2-in-1 stand.

Or a cheaper Computer monitor riser stand

Computer monitor riser stand

If your monitor can not use the arm stand,like IMAC, or you wanna make it more simple. Then the riser will be a good choice! Why we need the monitor higher?

Mostly we need bent our head to look at the monitors, our cervical vertebra will be have problems after long time keeping the same action.

You may know the best angle at below.

best angle to see computer monitor

Consider an ergonomic desk chair

an ergonomic desk chair

Of course, a full-featured one is a little expensive, but you can consider a relative cheaper one according to your economic. The only thing I can be sure that nothing is more obvious to feel comfortable than sitting on an multi-function ergonomic chair. We can adjust the height, angle of the backrest as we want.Can you imagine when you sitting on the chair, the high backrest support your neck and

Spine, the soft armrest comfort your shoulders and wrists? An ergonomic chair also improves working efficiency and quality.

Is it the only way that we need to change a brand new multi-function chair? Of course not, if you really like your chair, why not just adding an Ergonomic Arm Support and backrest to make it more comfortable?

Adjustable standing desk

Adjustable standing desk

You need to know, I stand until finished this article.

It is popular that many people start standing at work, long time sitting brings big pressures to our waist. This can be reduced when you stand up.It won’t be a better choice if standing too long. The best way is combine sitting and standing together.

I found an adjustable table that can be put it on my office table. When I want standing at work, I can adjust the height freely. One another adjustable standing desk suits for more people with various height.It is not that convenient if you want sit and stand alternately even you have a airlift stool.

There are also a kind of expensive electronic adjustable stand to sit desk, that we can just press the up and down button, it will automatically adjust the height.

electronic adjustable stand sit desk

Natural light lamp is necessary in night

natural light LED eye protection lamp

In general, it’s not necessary to buy a lamp in office, because office will have a unified lighting system. If you used to using computer at night, and do not want to bother others, a good desk lamp with flicker-free lighting won’t  make your eyes  tired easily no matter you are reading, working or studying.

Tips: Do not watch the screen of computer, cell phone or tablet in the dark, the damage to eyes is huge.

Get some office plants

OfficePlants

Research suggests that plants in your work space can increase your concentration, make you happier and less stressed.

They are the cheapest among the above and easy to get. You can even buy some seeds or seedlings if you are interested, they will make your work much more fun.

Conclusion

The suggestions above can improve our workplace effectively, at least make it much more comfortable.You can try with some as a start. Of course, nothing is more healthy than having a good exercise habit, go out for more activities!

 


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