Millions of us spend much of our day in front of a computer screen at work. Not only can this be uncomfortable, but data also continues to show that poor workstation posture and practices can lead to strains, injuries, and long-term detrimental health effects.
While you may feel safe from injury since you work in an office, repetitive stress injuries can be just as debilitating as any other type of injury, including requiring surgery at times. To help increase comfort and avoid these negatives, it is important that we focus on proper ergonomics to avoid injury.
You can watch this short 3 minute youtube video from the Wall Street Journal showing how to properly set up your desk to avoid injury. You can also use this etool from OSHA that can give you more information, as well as provide you with a checklist to make sure you are getting the most out of your desk arrangement!