Working from home, mobile working, self-isolating, social distancing, A&B Teams? Whatever your current set up looks like, it can be difficult to get a comfortable position whilst working off a laptop.
Here are 4 tips for a great laptop set up to prevent discomfort!
- Use a laptop stand to elevate the screen to eye level. If you can’t access a stand at short notice, place your laptop onto some sturdy books to lift the screen up. Your eye line should hit in the top 1/3 of the screen.
- Implement a separate keyboard and mouse. Once your screen is at a good height you’ll notice that you can’t type or mouse normally! You will need an external keyboard and mouse to get the best set up in this case. They should be placed within easy reach directly in front of your sitting position.
- Sit back into a sturdy chair and scoot the chair close to your desk/working surface.
- MOVE! Even the best set up and most supportive chair cannot prevent discomfort from being stationary in one posture for prolonged periods. You should be aiming to have a break every 20-30 minutes and a longer break every 60 minutes.Try to schedule breaks, when you are not in a busy office environment, there are limited cues to tell you that it is break time, so we tend to find people take less breaks, not more.
If you are experiencing pain whilst working from home, or need some extra assistance, please book in, online here, to see us in the clinic.
You might also find this to video helpful – how to set up a home office.