Did you know that poor home office setup can result in headaches, neck, shoulder, wrist, and low-back discomfort, as well as compromised breathing?

Is your home office actually your couch or bed? If so, this can lead to musculoskeletal discomfort. Your “hunching” over a screen can also squeeze your lungs, creating breathing issues. The affect of reduced oxygen in your body also means less energy and decreased focus.

When you think about sitting down, remember to keep your head upright, eyes looking at the top third of the screen (raising the screen if needed), shoulders relaxed, wrists in line with elbows, and use a chair with lumbar support

For further tips, check out Mayo Clinic’s advice for good home ergonomics.