It's not surprising that many office workers suffer from some form of ache in the back, neck and/or shoulder, from prolonged stress on the muscles, ligaments and joints.
Therefore, it is important to adopt a better posture when sitting at the desk. For those of us who have formed a bad habit of poor posture, it needs to be corrected by transforming the workstation into an ergonomic one.
Settings of an ergonomic office
One of the main items to look into is the furniture, which includes table and chair. No, expensive or luxurious furniture is not required. What we need is to get the correct height of the desk and chair according to the requirement of the specific user. Do take note that whether the user wears heels or flats does make a difference to this calculation.
What is the correct height of the table? It should be at the height that the elbows and underarms of the user lie straight on the table when sitting, with upper arms hanging loosely. Setting a desk that is too low will force an unnatural curvature on the spine, while a desk that is too high will push one's shoulder girdle upwards unnaturally.
Ergonomic keyboard-mouse combo
To enjoy extra comfort, one should invest in an ergonomic keyboard-and-mouse combo that offers lasting comfort for boosted productivity. The stress, strain and general discomfort from using regular keyboard and mouse without an advanced ergonomic design are now something left in the past.
Now it's time to adjust the computer monitor. One of Philips Monitor's displays that is ergonomically designed is the 243B9.
Equipped with SmartErgoBase, this is a monitor base that brings comfort to the user with its ergonomic benefit, in addition to providing cable management. Touted as a people-friendly base, it can swivel, tilt and rotate accordingly to the user's preference, in addition to height adjustment ability.
Basically, by using a monitor that can be adjusted according to height and angle, the user is assured of maximum comfort while working at the desk from morning till night. The physical strains, especially on the neck and shoulders, will be eased, despite a long workday.
In addition to physical discomfort, Philips Monitors 243B9 from its B Line features Flicker-free technology that intelligently regulates brightness on its LED-backlit screen, and as a result, reducing flicker on the screen when being used.
On top of this, the LowBlue Mode setting, when activated, reduces harmful shortwave blue light that radiates from the display. Studies have shown that ultra-violet rays affect vision from prolonged exposure, but this smart software technology by Philips Monitors drastically reduces the level or intensity of rays, making the monitor safe and comfortable to use.
Correct sitting position
Having an ergonomic workstation is of no use if the correct sitting position is not adopted. It is said that humans are not meant to sit for too long, as it is bad for our body structure.
Therefore, ergonomic office chairs have the tilting effect on its backrest, to cushion our spine from time to time. Always remember to make excuses to stretch yourself often and take a breather away from your desk.
If backache is what you suffer from daily, do start a healthier work style to prevent further damage to your body.