Ideas For Making Your Workplace Less Taxing on your Health

If you work in an office, then there is a good chance that you went through a learning period at the beginning, where your boss told you exactly what you need to do and how you need to do it. What they probably didn’t tell you though is the massive amount of joint pain that comes from working in an office for anything over two weeks. Personally, when I was in the same position I thought of quitting more than once not because the job was hard, but because I couldn’t move from my couch when I got home because of the dull pain that was nagging me.

vertical computer mouse

If you are also having trouble with the same types of pain every office worker suffers from, then there is no need to consider handing in your resignation just yet as there is a simpler solution. The better alternative to unemployment would be to get yourself some ergonomic office supplies that can really make a difference when it comes to those everyday tasks that are causing your pain.

The first item that you might benefit from is the vertical computer mouse. Unlike the standard variety, the vertical computer mouse allows you to hold and use it without having to twist your arm, but rather having it stay it the natural position. While this may not seem like it would do anything, when you consider how much you use your mouse in the workplace, you will discover just how much easier it is on your wrist to keep it in the natural “handshake” position while working.

Next, you might want to think about getting a stand for your computer monitor. Over the course of the workday, you might catch yourself slouching and sitting in an uncomfortable position and wonder how you didn’t even notice it until now. The main cause of this is your monitor either being too low or at such an awkward angle that you have to tilt your head or go down in your chair so that your eyes don’t get tired looking at it. The monitor stand eliminates those problems and allows you to place the screen at the ideal distance and angle for you.

Finally, you should also consider getting a document holder. This item will not only allow you to more easily sort all of the files that might have been lying scattered on your desk or in your drawers, but they also have another useful function. They can be used to prop up any document that you need to write out of or look at while you are working. This means that you don’t have to bend your neck down so much and suffer the consequences later on.

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.