Proper Workplace Ergonomics

A girl experiencing work injury

People typically spend anywhere from one-third to one-fourth of their week at work. As this makes up such a large portion of a person’s life, you must follow healthy practices at your job. Dr. Caruso and our team at Boca Health & Wellness Center in Boca Raton have gathered a few tips to stay healthy at work.

Practice Proper Posture

Posture is an integral part of ergonomics. If you aren’t sitting properly, chances are good that you will end up with some pain. Sit with your hips as far back in your chair as you can with proper back support. Your head, shoulders, and neck should be relaxed. It is a good idea to set an alarm for about every hour to do a posture check.

Take Breaks

Repetitive stress injuries are common in the workplace. Doing the same thing repeatedly, like typing, lifting, or painting causes chronic stress on certain areas of the body. Furthermore, limited movement, like sitting for long periods, can cause everything from tense muscles to serious health conditions.

This is why it is so important to take breaks. Go for a walk or stretch your back, neck, hands, wrists, and shoulders. Simple tasks like these can decrease the effects of repetitive stress and limited movement on your body.

Practice Proper Lifting

If you have to lift anything, be sure to use proper lifting techniques. If you don’t, you could receive a work-related injury. Keep good posture as you lift and use your knees instead of your back.

Visit Our Chiropractor in Boca Raton, FL

If you experience any type of repetitive stress at work or you have received a work-related injury, it is essential to see a chiropractor as soon as possible. Call our team at Boca Health & Wellness Center today at (561) 447-2228 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.