Working from home has become a new norm for many, but it’s not without its pitfalls. The convenience of remote work can sometimes lead to habits that impact our health and productivity. In this blog, I will be discussing three common mistakes people make when working from home and provide practical solutions to address them.
1. The Sofa and Bed Syndrome
Although your cozy sofa or bed may seem like an appealing office, but it’s a trap. Working from these places often leads to poor posture and discomfort.
I always recommend my clients to work on at a desk or dining table. Designating a specific area for work, preferably a desk or table where you can sit comfortably in a chair is so important to avoid collapsing your body. I also recommend seat wedges which you can find on our website to really guarantee the best sitting position.
2. The Sedentary Dilemma
Working for long hours in front of the computer without breaks can turn your home office into a sedentary nightmare. Sitting all day is detrimental to both physical and mental health.
The solution I give all my clients is to schedule regular breaks. Stand up, stretch, or take a short walk. Consider using a timer to remind you to move every hour. Incorporate simple exercises or stretches to keep your body active.
3. The Laptop Limbo
If I had a penny for every time I caught someone staring down at their laptop for hours. This is a surefire way to strain your neck and shoulders. Incorrect laptop height contributes to poor posture and potential musculoskeletal issues.
The advice I give those people is to elevate your laptop screen to eye level using a laptop stand or stack of books. This helps maintain a neutral neck position and reduces strain on your spine.
While the idea of working from the sofa or bed may seem amusing, the reality is that these habits can have serious consequences for your health. Poor posture, sedentary behaviour, and incorrect ergonomics contribute to a range of issues, including back pain, neck strain, and reduced productivity.
It is essential to prioritise your health and productivity. By addressing these common mistakes and implementing simple changes, you can create a work environment that supports your well-being. At Spirohealth we offer complimentary discovery calls where you can talk to a practitioner about your body and ask any questions about your home set up and Advanced Biostructural Correction of ABC.