This is the proper typing posture you should maintain while working from home
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, most of the world’s population is working from home right now. When the lockdown happened, no one thought that their work-life would change so much. Though the flexible working hours and the comfort of the couch made us all very excited about this new change.
But just one month into the lockdown and our back and neck hurts. Working in a home office, day after day can make you end up with severe aches and pains, sooner or later.
To help you with this, here is the right way to keep your laptop and other tips to not suffer from backache and work comfortably.
Use an external monitor or keyboard with your laptop
While laptops are extremely handy and convenient, they can end up giving you neck, shoulder and back pain. This is because the laptop’s screen and keyboard are attached to each other. So if the keyboard is in a comfortable position for typing, you have to bend your neck to look down and vice-a-versa. To make it easy, add an external keyboard or monitor.
Elevate your laptop
Most of us, either we work on the dining table, centre table or bed, and hence have to bend our neck to work on the laptop. So, if you do not have a proper office chair and table at home, alleviate your laptop by putting some books under it.
If you want to sit on bed and work, keep a cushion on your lap as well as your back for proper support. Keep your laptop over the cushion on your lap.
Keep switching positions
Remember the craze for standing desks? Sitting for long hours can be really bad for your overall health. Thus, even if you sit in the correct position, make sure not to sit for long hours.
Set a 30-minute timer and take a small walk when the alarm buzzes.
Invest in a laptop stand
If you can manage to order or buy a laptop stand at this point, please do. A laptop stand can make it much easier for you to sit and work at home.