It is well known that having an ergonomic workspace adapted to your working conditions is extremely important to reduce back pain or neck pain. For some time now, there have been more and more people working from home, but it is far from everyone who has a well-appointed office. To help you, Meubles South Shore gives you some easy-to-follow tips to help you set up your workstation properly and be more comfortable.

# 1 - Adjust your equipment for good posture

Posture is the basics. Make sure that the back and seat of your chair are positioned so that your thighs are parallel to the floor and your back is straight. You will also be much more comfortable if your feet are resting on the ground. Don't hesitate to place a footrest on the floor (or any similar item you have at home) if your feet are not touching the floor. An adjustable chair will also be very useful for adopting a comfortable sitting position. In particular, it will allow you to change its height and adjust the armrests so that your elbows are at the same level as your keyboard. Thus, your arms will be more relaxed and you reduce the risk of pain. You will have even more energy for your working days! 

# 2- Position your screen well

In order to have an optimal workspace, you must avoid positioning yourself too close or too far from your computer screen. This should always be about an arm's length (70cm) away, and it should be positioned so that the top of the screen is at eye level. If necessary, you can even insert a few magazines under your screen so that it is higher. You will be able to read the screen effortlessly and reduce the chances of getting neck pain.

# 3 - keep the accessories you use often close at hand

To avoid moving around too much or always having to bend over, keep your accessories close at hand. For example, if you have a document or book that you consult often, keep it between your keyboard and the screen. You can also place it on a copy holder at the same height as your screen for better reading. Another tip: keep a full pencil holder nearby so you don't have to get up to find the one you need. This way, you will keep an ergonomic and comfortable position!

# 4- Opt for height-adjustable furniture

To have an ergonomic workspace, it is really ideal to have a desk with adjustable height. Indeed, even the most comfortable posture must be changed periodically. A lift table will allow you to alternate between standing and sitting, which is highly recommended by professionals. To have clearer ideas and release points of tension, do not hesitate to take regular short breaks, stretch a little or simply look away from the screen for a few seconds. Sometimes, we need to stop a bit to get off to a better start!

# 5 - make sure you have a well-lit work environment

There is nothing worse for the eyes than working in a dark environment. Choose a well-lit space and place your desk aside from a window. To eliminate irritating reflections to the eyes, avoid working directly under a light or having a very dark background. You will have better vision, and even better morale! And yes, it's been proven: a bright workspace would reduce stress and allow you to be more awake.

You see: it's not that complicated to have an ergonomic space! And if you want a more than complete workspace, South Shore Furniture has a host of office furniture designed for professionals. You can just discover them here 

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