If you are working from home, you need to make sure you provide the perfect working environment for yourself. To do that, you need to think ergonomics. Read on to discover two products that can help you to create a great work environment.
Of course, this is just the start of what you need for a good remote office. You can check this remote work checklist for more information.
Electric height adjustable sit-stand desk
We all know that sitting at a desk all day poses many health risks. If a sore neck, backaches, and tight hips have become part of the norm; this sit-stand desk can transform your working day for the better. As the human body was not designed to sit for long periods of time, this desk enables you to switch between sitting and standing throughout the day.
Enabling you to improve productivity, concentration and circulation, this desk can be adjusted to suit you. Featuring sophisticated software, the desk will always sit perfectly level, no matter how you decide to set it up. Unlike a lot of other desks on the market, it’s really easy to use too thanks to the inclusion of state-of-the-art electronics.
Not only can a desk like this help you to achieve more in the workplace by preventing aches and pains, but also it will ensure you are not at an increased risk of certain diseases. Studies have shown that a sedentary lifestyle can heighten your risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and even cancer.
This is not just beneficial for remote workers. For employers, swapping to an electric height adjustable sit-stand desk can ensure you fulfil your health and safety obligations and that you are not at risk of being held liable for any repetitive strain or posture-related injuries.
Ambidextrous vertical mouse
Prolonged use of a conventional mouse can cause discomfort and pain in the hands, forearms, and shoulders. This is because using a standard mouse places the wrist, hand, and forearm in an unfavourable position, putting strain on the body through ulnar and radial deviation, wrist extension, and pronation. An ambidextrous vertical mouse is a good choice because it provides a solution to these three issues.
Pronation occurs when the palm of your hand is turned inward from its neutral starting position. With a vertical mouse, you will operate it with your forearm in neutral, ensuring muscle tension does not arise. There is also no need to overly extend the wrist, and the way in which you hold the mouse means you do not turn your hand in the direction of your little finger (ulnar deviation) or thumb (radial deviation).
The vertical alignment encourages a more ergonomic operating position, and you can switch between left and right-handed use with ease so that you give each hand a much-needed rest throughout the day and avoid repetitive strain. You are also encouraged to use bigger muscles in your upper and forearm through resting your hand comfortably on the base.
So there you have it: two products that we definitely recommend investing in to make your office space as ergonomic as possible.