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Good Posture in the Office


Sitting at a desk for eight hours a day can get tiring, and one of the biggest problems that arises from prolonged periods at a desk is poor posture. Even the most comfortable and well-designed office chair can’t keep your posture in good form if your desk and work space isn’t set up to maximize posture as well. Here are a few tips on how to organize your space to benefit your posture.

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An example of poor posture in the office.


Office Chair with Back Support


The first step in keeping good posture in the office is having an office chair with good back support. This means that the chair should support the natural curve of the lower back, which helps lessen the strain on the muscles working to maintain your posture. A lack of back support causes the muscles to fatigue over time, and you will eventually slouch forward, hunched over your desk.


Arm Support


Your office chair should also have arm support that lets your elbows rest and bend comfortably at 90 degrees alongside the body to reach the keyboard without stretching.


Proper Keyboard Placement


Your keyboard should be in easy reach. While typing, your elbows should be at your sides and not reaching out to the keyboard to type. This will help keep your back in the correct position.


Level of the Monitor


The top of your computer monitor should be at eye level. If the screen is too low, you’ll have to bend forward to look at it. If you’re working with a laptop, put it on top of several books and bring it up to eye level, and attach an external keyboard so you can have a keyboard directly in front of you.


American Design Associates has board certified designers and expert space planners on staff to help you maximize your office space with consideration to local building & fire codes, efficient work flow, communication, and privacy requirements. Whether you are moving into a larger space, downsizing, or simply reorganizing, thorough planning makes for a smoother installation and a superior work environment.

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