So many students are getting ready to head back to school, returning to a life of studying often for long hours. It can really help to have a healthy, ergonomic study station set up. Not only can this make long study sessions more comfortable, it can also help you keep at it for longer, and dramatically reduce any joint or muscle strain. You won't get tired as quickly, and won't notice time pass as much if you've got everything set up just right.
The first thing to look at is your chair. This is really fundamental. You want to be comfortable but not too comfortable. You don't want to be slouching forward, or slumping back too much. Get something soft enough to cushion you, but firm enough to be supportive and encourage good posture. The more adjustable your chair is, the better. If you can adjust the height, the tilt, the firmness, the back support, et cetera, you should experiment to figure out what works best. Think about how much time you spend in this chair - its worth the investment and attention to get it just right.
This Luxury Executive Office Chair ensures you'll always be at your most comfortable while you work or play. Adjust the height, the seat, arms, and even the tension for the most comfortable sitting position.
Screen height is also another major factor. If you've got a monitor, make sure to elevate the screen so that the top of the display is about at eye level. Doing so will mean you won't have to crane your neck. It might seem odd and too high at first, but over time you'll feel the difference. If you're using a notebook computer you should consider either using an external monitor or a laptop stand to raise the height of the screen and
improve overall comfort. You'll also want to make sure your monitor is placed directly in front of you. You don't want it off to the side or at an angle. While we're at it make sure screens are positioned to avoid glare and reflections too which can help with eye strain.
This monitor stand brings a clean and modern look to any desktop. The grip surface provides great storage for a monitor, laptop or miscellaneous office supplies.
I can't emphasize enough how important it is to look at your workspace and eliminate all sources of strain. You want everything to be comfortable and supportive. Even making sure everything is well lit can reduce eye strain, particularly when using a bright computer screen. All of these little strains can add up over time. If you get everything right you won't be getting up from a long work session with sore muscles, headaches, or
undue fatigue. Get your ergonomics set up right and you can spend your study sessions actually focusing on studying, and be as productive as possible while still in good shape for that party afterwards. Good posture will even make you more attractive. What more could you want?
Do you have any ergonomics tips and tricks? Let us know in the comments!
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