Top Ways To Upgrade Your Office Comfort

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If you work from home, you’ll know that you spend the majority of your time in your office, and the quality of your work is dependent on your surroundings. Making sure your office is clean and tidy, that you have fresh air circulating and your temperature is moderated are just some of the ways you can help yourself to be at optimum comfort. However, there are a few things you may not think about, that could be affecting your productivity levels. You may have spent hours picking out the artwork for your office, but what about the essentials? Below is a list of office items  you may not have thought needed replacing until now.

Office Chair

If it has been a while since you invested in a new office chair, you may want to consider getting a new one. Lumbar and pelvic support is the key to good posture, ensuring the aches and pains you feel after a long day in the office are kept to a minimum. If your chair is getting old, you may find it is not giving you the same amount of support as it once did. When buying a new chair, there are a few things you should take into account. You should be able to adjust the height of your chair to ensure you can put your feet flat on the floor, and that your thighs are parallel to the ground. You should ensure it is a swivel chair also, as this prevents you from continually twisting your spine and possibly causing an injury.

Appropriate Desk

Your desk is able to make a usually smooth running day into a miserable one if it’s not suitable for you and your work. You need to make sure that you have enough room on your desk for all that facilitates your working day. If working on a computer for the duration of your day, make sure you have a good height for your desktop to ensure you are not crouching down or hunching your shoulders to see it. Also, ensure you have channelling holes for safely and tidily running your wires through.

Ideal Lighting

To little or too much light can be a big strain on your eyes and cause headaches. If strained for a continued length of time, your eyes may deteriorate causing you to need glasses or a stronger prescription. Using natural light when available is a great way to ensure you have enough light; however, it can cause a strain to the eyes if there is too much sun. Many people opt for shutter blinds so they can control the amount of light let in, or alternatively, home tinting is now available. Having appropriate overhead lighting for when it gets dusk or dark is a must, especially if you work into the evening, and making sure the brightness on your laptop is not too high will also protect your eyes from strain.

Hopefully, this has given you some food for thought on how to make your office of maximum comfort, and prevent eye strain and injury.

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