Tips For Setting Up Your Workstation To Avoid Fatigue At Work

If you work in an office, you likely have an area that belongs to you, whether it is a cubicle or a desk in an open office plan. Here are some tips for setting up your office workstation so that you don't get fatigued during the day and are more productive and happy.

1. Support Your Feet

One option is to make sure that you have something to put your feet on when you are sitting in a chair, rather than dangling or flat on the ground. You want to be able to sit with your legs parallel with the floor at least some of the time during the day in order to increase overall blood flow and to help you be more comfortable and decrease stress that might build up from sitting too long. You can get hammocks that mount underneath your desk that will cradle your feet while you are sitting. You could also put an exercise ball that is the correct height to support your legs underneath your desk. Finally, you could get a small, lightweight footstool that you could easily move out from underneath your desk whenever you didn't feel like doing it.

2. Keep the Top of Your Monitor Below Eye Level

Make sure that you keep the top of your monitor below the level of your eyes when you are sitting down. This will ensure that you are not straining up to look at your monitor. By the same token, you need to try to keep the middle of your screen at eye level or slightly lower as close as possible in order to make sure that you are not looking down. Try to keep the weight of your head directly above your spine as much as possible in order to make sure that you don't put too much stress on your back.

3. Consider a Standing Desk

Consider getting a standing desk in order to help you stay energized and alert during the day. It is far easier for you to feel sleepy if you sit all day. Having a standing desk allows you to make sure that you keep your blood flowing. You can either get a full standing desk, a desk addition that turns your normal desk into a standing desk, or a desk that converts from standing desk to sitting desk. Consider getting a stool for a full standing desk so that you don't get too tired during the day standing. Moderation is key.

For more information, talk to a company that specializes in office workstations.