Working From Home?

Working From Home?

The novel coronavirus outbreak has many people working from home, but it seems that could really be bad for your posture. Dr. Rahul Shah is a board-certified orthopedic spine and neck surgeon, and he says, “When working from home, the issue that most people face is that they don’t have a predefined workspace like they might in their office. Because of this, their body is accommodating differently than it does in a traditional work setting. Just as you adjust your space to be comfortable at work, it is important to adjust your space at home.” The Mayo clinic says poor posture can cause shoulder pain and impingement, jaw pain, slow digestion, and heartburn. Shah says to keep yourself comfortable when working from home by trying to mimic the space to reflect what works for you in your regular setting. He adds, “For example, if you have a harder surface at work, your body will react differently if you’re working from a softer space at home, like the couch.” Also If you’re working from your couch or bed and looking down at a computer, you’ll want to switch up your position from time to time.

 

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