Many of us spend far too long stationary: at the breakfast table, in the car or on public transport to work, or sitting around at lunch; because this tires us out, we then sit at home slouched on the couch in the evening. Even in the workplace itself we sit far too much and move far too little. All this sitting has a really bad impact on our bodies. In many cases, it is also the reason for back, neck and arm complaints such as RSI, repeated overload.
The right workplace
‘Alternating between sitting and standing is the new standard in the workplace.’
If you're sitting, you should sit down.
When you sit, make sure you support your body well with a perfectly adjusted office chair. Set your seat height so that your legs are at a 90 to 100 degree angle. Your thighs are horizontal. Make sure there is a little space between your knee cavity and the front of the seat. For optimal support, set the lumbar support “so that you position it in the curve or your spine. Your armrests put you at a height so that your shoulders can relax and your arms are at a 90-degree angle. Lower your worktop slightly lower than the armrests. Finally, the top edge of your computer screen must be at eye level.
Do you and your colleagues find it difficult to work ergonomically? Fortunately, you can learn a lot! Workplace Nudging is the asset. By offering small incentives, you stimulate different behaviour in a positive way and from an intrinsic motivation. This makes behavioural change easier and more fun!
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