If you have an office job, where you sit in front of a computer all day, at some point this can cause symptoms in your neck, shoulders or back. This is because you spend too many hours in a row in an incorrect working position. Therefore, it is important that you make sure that your posture is good while working. But what exactly is good posture? We are happy to explain it to you!
First of all, it is important that you sit on a good office chair. This means that when you sit in the chair, your feet should be flat on the floor and your legs should make an angle of 90 degrees. A good office chair should be adjustable to the ideal height for your body. Also set your armrests at a height where your shoulders remain relaxed.
Furthermore, your desk must be at a height at which you can lean your arms on it without feeling any tension in your shoulders. Nowadays you have desks that can be adjusted in height, so you can set the desk to any height you want. Are you tired of sitting all day? Then with an adjustable desk you can also choose to set it at maximum height so that you can stand behind it. You can alternate this with sitting during the working day. This is better for your back, to adopt a different working posture every now and then.
In addition, it is important that your computer screen is at the right height. This means that you should be able to look at your screen while your neck remains straight and you should not bend your head too much up or down. Is your desk set up correctly, but is your screen too low? Then you can use a monitor riser, which will raise your screen.