How Do I Set Up an Ergonomic Home Office?

Like many home offices who have made the switch to ergonomic office furniture have already done, you too can avoid neck, shoulder, and back issues simply by re-designing a select few aspects of your space.

Do you have pain or are at an increased cardiovascular risk – sitting in an office unfortunately won’t do you any favours. Though a lot of us work in front of computers, doing this day after day eventually leads to pain and discomfort. There’s no avoiding it.

Why this happens is because our bodies aren’t built to be sitting for 8 hours a day or more. Regarding the neck, shoulder, and back issues, as well as the weight issues that can accompany office work, they should be taken seriously. One simple solution is creating an ergonomic home office space for you.

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What is ergonomics?

Ergonomics, in office furniture, is to design a space that suits the dynamic of the body. Switching elements like desks and chairs can significantly change the experience of working in a home office. Even by simply purchasing a sit-standing desk or ergonomic riser, this has an effect on comfort levels during and after a day’s work.

What is an ergonomic desk riser?

An ergonomic desk riser is a more affordable version of a sit-stand desk. It’s more or less a desk topping a desk. So you’d take your riser and put it on your desk. Then you can lift it, height adjustable-style. It turns a regular desk into an ergonomic setup that can stand with you and sit with you. This is why these are called ergonomic sit-standing desks. This gives you the chance to move with ease up and down, taking stress off your body as you adjust position throughout the day.

PrimeCables® Ultra Slim Sit-Stand Desk
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Do I need ergonomic accessories?

Getting your desk right should be the primary focus when it comes to setting up an ergonomic office. After you have your desk just right, accessories can help improve your home office experience. Things like an ergonomic chair, keyboard and mice, or foot stand all helps in complementing a more natural posture.

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What is an ergonomic posture?

After you’re settled in with everything you need, the last step towards achieving your ergonomic setup is being conscious of your posture. Feet should be flat on the floor, eyes at screen level, thighs parallel or pointing slightly downwards towards the floor, and keep arms at right angles. Ergonomic desks and accessories do a lot but it still takes a commitment to remain in a conveniently comfortable posture. Eventually, this becomes second nature.

Setting up an ergonomic office doesn’t have to be hard or expensive! Save 10% and an EXTRA 10% on ergonomic risers from PrimeCables this week Canada-only. Dump your old equipment and furniture for new, and reduce any of the pain and discomfort that usually comes with office work. Set up the home office of your dreams!

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