The outbreak of the virus has led us all to work from the comfort of our homes. We are sure most of you are currently reading this article in your PJs and sitting in a “highly comfortable position”.
We have bad news and we couldn’t be more sorry about it. The consequences of work from home could mean bad posture that leads to back pain or shoulder pain.
We care about your comfort and also about your health. Following are a few tips to avoid any health conditions while working from home.
Lower Back Support is a Saviour!
Take a bath towel or a sweatshirt and roll it into a log-like form. Whether you are sitting on a chair or on a couch or against the wall, make sure you place this rolled-up cloth horizontally as a support for your lower back. This will help you sit up straighter and will also help you improve your posture. Bad posture is one of the main reasons for back or shoulder pain.
Set up your Desk- The Right Way.
Yes, there is such a thing as the right way of setting up your desk.
Keep your personal computer at an arm’s length away from you to avoid strain on your eyes and to facilitate better posture.
Always remember that the top of your computer screen should be at the eye level.
If you are using a chair and a desk, your feet must be flat on the floor with your knees bent at a 90-100° angle.
The back of your knees must be at the width of about three fingers from the edge of your chair.
Make the most of your space.
How often does it happen that one gets an ample amount of time to work from home with avoiding the hassle of traffic, travelling and eating reheated food? Make the most of your space. Walk around the house. Make use of every inch and don’t just work out of your home, create a memorable experience out of this lockdown. This will not only help you stay active but would help you avoid any muscle strains.
Consider tiny workouts
Walk for five minutes every hour or consider 15-minute workouts twice in a day or simply get up and start moving around or stretching your muscles. Small and tiny workouts will help keep your muscles relaxed and will avoid any potential shoulder or back pain.
Make the most of this lockdown. Stay home. Stay safe.
For any health issues, you may consult with our doctors online or through call. We are here for you.