Top 3 Hacks to Set Up Your Optimal Home Office
How to make a perfect home office
With many offices closed due to COVID-19, our community finds themselves in uncharted territory; working from home! Like yourself, I’m also in the same predicament. Here are my top 3 Home Office Set Up Hacks!
Hack #1: Optimal Chair Setup
It’s very important to make sure you’re comfortable.
Ideally, your knees are at about a 90° angle.
If you don’t have an adjustable seat, prop something under your feet
Your feet should be firmly on the floor
Arms or No Arms?
When using arms, your elbows should be at about 90°.
Make sure your shoulders are relaxed, with lots of space between your ears and shoulders
Ideally, your backside should be all the way to the back of the chair with your mid-back/shoulders connecting the seat back.
Hack #2: Optimal Monitor Setup
The top of the screen should be at about eye level
The distance between your face and the monitor should be about 20-30 inches away
Pro-Tip: Use FLUX, a computer program that adjusts a display’s colour temperature according to your location and time of day. Not only does it save your eyes, it also helps your circadian rhythm.
Hack #3: Get Up and Move Around At Least Once Every Hour
This is probably the thing that most people (including myself) find the most difficult. When you’re in the middle of a task, it’s really hard to pry yourself away from your work. Your breaks don’t have to be more than a couple of minutes, just get away from your desk!
Set an alarm every hour to remind yourself
Block and batch your calendar so that you organize your day/tasks into 60 min. chunks
Use the bathroom
Grab a drink: water (ideally), coffee, tea, etc.
Go say hello to your significant other/kids/pets
Do a few stretches (check out our top 3 body weight exercises post!
Remember, this is just general information.
If you have specific medical conditions, are experiencing pain, or you’re just not sure where to start when it comes to exercise, please remember we’re here for you.
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