Reduce neck and back pain while working from home with these tips:
- If you don’t have an office chair and a desk, use a dining table and straight back chair. The couch and other super-soft seating can make you slouch.
- Get up and move at least once an hour.
- Have your monitor at about eye level in order to prevent your neck from extending up or down.
- Hips and knees should be slightly more open than 90 degrees.
- Upper arms should be relaxed and vertical from shoulders to elbows. Wrists should be flat and straight.
- To prevent glare and eye strain, position screen(s) perpendicular to windows.
- Connect a keyboard and monitor to your laptop if possible to avoid slouching, straining your eyes, and looking down.
- Remember to get up and walk around during the day or make time to exercise because you’ll not have the need to move around to see people or walk to conference rooms like you normally would.