Working from home has its advantages, but it also has some disadvantages. One of those disadvantages is not being provided with an ergonomic workstation. In the office, your employer most likely has a complete setup for you already completed.
When you work from home, it's up to you to purchase ergonomic office furniture for a comfortable workday. With all the right home office essentials, you'll boost productivity and improve physical health.
Not sure where to begin?
Continue reading below for a full guide on how to have an ergonomic home workplace.
Active task chairs allow you to move about in the chair while you work. You can balance on it and lean in a variety of directions. Although you can choose to balance and strengthen your core while you work, you can also choose to sit still.
There are auto-locking wheels, and the chair's adjustable to ensure you're at the right height compared to your desk and computer screen. Wobble stools are another great way to stay active while sitting. You can use these stools while sitting or even for a standing desk!
Standing desks are great home office essentials. Sitting for too long can cause both back and neck pain. It's good to have the option to stand and work when necessary.
The standing desk you choose should be adjustable to ensure you can place it at the right height for yourself. There should be a shelf for the keyboard as well. It's important to have the computer screen at eye level and your keyboard at arm level if you were to extend your arms straight out.
This will improve back and neck pain and ensure comfort.
When you must work on your laptop, it's essential to have a laptop stand. For example, if you take your work with you on your laptop to different locations, then you'll want to have a laptop stand to make working from your laptop more comfortable.
Ergonomic laptop stands can also help improve your posture by adjusting to the appropriate height. The best thing about these laptop stands is that you can use them while working from anywhere, including the couch or a bed!
In order to have proper posture while working, you need to have your computer screen at eye level (to reduce neck and eye strain) and your keyboard leveled with your arms when extended. A keyboard tray holds the keyboard for you and allows you to change the height of its location.
You can use a keyboard tray on your desk or as an attachment that pulls out from under the desk.
Working From Home Has Never Been Cozier
If you've been struggling with an uncomfortable at-home workstation, it's time to make a change. Working from home has never been more comfortable with all of these ergonomic office furniture pieces.
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