InSPIRe Rehab knows that many people are working remotely, many of us do not have a home office setup to promote good body mechanics. It’s tempting to work on your laptop seated on the couch or in the bed with it sitting on your lap; however, as comfortable as that may seem, utilizing poor body mechanics for extended duration is putting you at risk for several ergonomic related injuries. Ergonomic equipment can be pricey and with stores and online shopping limited, they can be hard to come by in a reasonable time to help you right now. Here are some simple adaptations you can make with things around your home to improve the setup of your workstation.
In addition to the setup of your workstation, remember to drink water and take stretching or mini breaks to switch the laundry, etc. throughout the day as these mini breaks, even in optimal environments, are needed to refresh your mind and body.