Since more people have started to work from home. It’s unsurprising that we are seeing an increase of lower back problems. If you have started to work from home you might have started to notice aches and pains from having a different work setting.
What is the correct sitting position?
We have made a few pointers on how to have the correct posture in this new environment:
The goal of sitting correctly is to minimise the stress and strain on muscles and joints. Also, to allow good circulation and a relaxed posture that allows you to breathe normally.
To help facilitate this there are certain things you should aim to do.
- Aim to keep your feet flat on the floor
- Have your chair at a height that allows your thighs to be parallel to the floor
- In addition, let the arms rest flat with wrists straight (not cocked at an angle)
- Ensure the top of the screen is at eye-level to keep the head in a balanced position
- Crucially, make sure the base of the spine is properly supported.
These are some of the most important pointers. But the list is not exhaustive. A good DSE (Display Screen Equipment) assessment will cover everything you need to know.