6 minutes to read

5 Easy Tips for Better Workspace Posture – Your Back Will Thank You!

29% of all workplace injuries in the United States are linked to long hours of sitting and poor posture. Time to check your posture!
5 Easy Tips for Better Workspace Posture – Your Back Will Thank You!
Published Date
July 29, 2023

Let's start with an interesting fact: A survey reveals that one in four American adults spend over 8 hours sitting each day. With the average American adult working around 38.7 hours per week, that's a lot of time spent in a chair.

Whether you're juggling Zoom meetings from your living room or writing out emails from the office desk, how do you maintain that "perfect" posture? Let's explore, because it's important – and you'll soon discover why. 

  1. Set Up Your Ergonomic Workstation

First things first, begin by creating a workspace that's as comfy as your favorite sweater. Get yourself a chair that's got your back - literally! It should be adjustable and have some lumbar love.  Make sure your desk and keyboard are besties, giving your elbows a comfy 90-degree hangout. Your wrists, shoulders, and neck will thank you for this setup.

  1. Sit Like You Mean It

Ditch the slouch and keyboard hunch – they're the troublemakers of neck and back comfort. Sit up straight, aligning your ears, shoulders, and hips vertically for a happy posture. Avoid crossing your legs for too long; it messes with your circulation and balance. Both feet on the ground, and voila, your body's loving the even weight distribution.

  1. Break Time Bliss

Even superheroes need breaks. Chilling in your seat for too long can mess with your posture, circulation, and your overall bounce. So, what can you do? Set a timer to give you a friendly nudge every half-hour. When it goes off, take a breather – stand up, stretch it out, and go for a mini stroll. 

  1. Add In Ergonomic Comfort Tools

Wherever you work, make it comfy! Consider adding ergonomic accessories to your setup, like an adjustable monitor stand, a cozy lumbar roll for back support, or even a cool height-adjustable standing desk to freshen things up. These helpers ease strain and keep your posture happy, making work feel better. 

  1. Tweak Your Screen Height

Here's a tip straight from our orthopedic docs: to avoid neck strain, make sure your computer screen is at eye level. Tweak the screen height until your gaze matches the top third of the monitor. 

Why Care About Maintaining Good Workplace Posture?

Research reveals that 29% of all workplace injuries in the United States are linked to long hours of sitting and poor posture (sitting diseases).

Good posture = comfy, less muscle strain, and super productivity. Your spine stays happy, muscles relax, and the workspace feels awesome! 

Watch out for symptoms of work-related neck and back pain:

  • Persistent pain or stiffness in the neck and upper back
  • Tension headaches
  • Limited range of motion in the neck
  • Tingling or numbness in the arms or hands

Nodding along with any of these symptoms?We've got your back! Drop us a line!

Weekly newsletter
No spam. Just the latest news and tips, interesting articles, and exclusives from your doctors in your inbox every month.
Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.

This is why we do,
what we do!

I Highly recommend, A Doctor with good bed side manners is hard to find. Dr. Baynes has been not only a good doctor but also very fair in his dealings with me. Jonathan

Jonathan S

03/22/2022

Easy to get an appointment. Everyone is so friendly and Dr Baynes listened to my concerns. He came up with an easy plan to follow and setting up my next appointment was just easy.

Maureen J

03/09/2022

Dr Moise’s patience and diligence is amplified by his knowledge and direct patient care and bedside manners. Denise and the rest of his staff are cordially friendly, responsive and dutiful - my experiences with them make me feel safe and in competent hands.

Wayne B

06/21/2022

Blogs / Articles

Featured Article This month

Popular Articles

Managing Pain After A No-Fault Car Accident

calender image

May 11, 2023

|

clock icon

4 minutes to read

Muscle soreness, aches, and pains are among the most common, and they often require specialized care due to their less obvious nature

Read More

5 Easy Tips for Better Workspace Posture – Your Back Will Thank You!

calender image

July 29, 2023

|

clock icon

6 minutes to read

29% of all workplace injuries in the United States are linked to long hours of sitting and poor posture. Time to check your posture!

Read More

Physical Therapy After a Car Accident? Here's Why You Should

calender image

July 22, 2023

|

clock icon

5 minutes to read

While resting up is nice, your injured area needs more than just that to heal – better and faster. That's where physical therapy steps in.

Read More

Busting Myths About No-Fault Car Accidents

calender image

June 24, 2023

|

clock icon

4 minutes to read

New York's "no-fault" system has your back, but those car accidents can be confusing. Know what to expect (and what NOT to).

Read More

Workers' Comp Injuries

Demystifying Workers' Compensation: Your Ultimate Guide

calender image

June 23, 2023

|

clock icon

7 minutes to read

This is a topic that often flies under the radar until it's needed the most. If you have questions about its working, eligibility criteria, and offerings, then you are at the right place

Read More

Orthopedic

Pain Management

5 Signs You Should See an Orthopedic Doctor

calender image

August 5, 2023

|

clock icon

6 minutes to read

Isn't it wonderful how the human body's joints, bones, and muscles team up so smoothly? Decode your body's messages and Don't ignore the warning signs.

Read More

Our Locations

Astoria, NY

30-16 30th Drive, 2nd Floor

Astoria

NY

11201

Ph:
201-871-4000
Fax
201-608-6938

Brooklyn, NY

100 Livingston St 2nd Floor

Brooklyn

NY

11201

Ph:
718-625-9911
Fax
718-625-9517

Newburgh, NY

12 Hudson Valley Professional Plaza

Newburgh

NY

12550

Ph:
845-561-1581
Fax
845-784-4540

South Orange, NJ

South Orange 61 1st St,

South Orange

NJ

07079

Ph:
973-762-8344
Fax
973-762-1621

Bay Ridge, NY

Brooklyn 9711 3rd Ave

Brooklyn

NY

11209

Ph:
201-871-4000
Fax
201-608-6938

Freehold, NJ

55-77 Schanck Road

Freehold

NJ

07728

Ph:
732-577-0400
Fax
732-577-0422

Bronx, NY

3612 E Tremont Ave

Bronx

NY

10465

Ph:
718-663-4274
Fax
--

Englewood, NJ

54 S Dean Street

Englewood

NJ

07631

Ph:
201-871-4000
Fax
201-608-6938

West New York, NJ

5605 Palisade Avenue

West NY

NJ

07093

Ph:
201-422-7400
Fax
201-608-6938

Staten Island, NY

24 Bradley Avenue

Staten Island

NY

10314

Ph:
718-667-5761
Fax
718-667-4997

University Ave, Bronx, NY

1973 University Ave, Bronx

Bronx

NY

10453

Ph:
718-940-4000
Fax
718-509-3582

In your search for a doctor dedicated to your well-being, we stand out for a simple reason – HEMA GENUINELY CARES! 

Request an appointment

Connect with us and get the latest news & articles from your doctors

Privacy Policy

© 2024 Health East Medical Alliance. All Rights Reserved.