Workplaces recognise the importance of good ergonomics, they can justify the cost of desks and chairs to reduce the
potential for injury and insurance claims. At home we often make do with what we’ve got, but this can lead to
discomfort, aching muscles, long-term injury and less effective work.
When working remotely we may not be in a position to set-up a well designed desk, but we can at least ensure we have a
good chair. Even if you’re stuck working at the dining table, replacing the chair with one designed for hours of use
per day will make a huge difference; and if you’re like me and space is at a premium, you can use the ergonomic chair at
meal times too.
My Experience So Far
It’s been many years since I chose to replace my dining chair with an ergonomic one. These days I use a fully
adjustable gaming chair, and I invested the time to get it set-up properly for me. I first replaced my chair because
the gaming chairs looked cooler, but as I’ve got older and as I spend more time sitting at a desk at home I’ve found
that I am able to maintain focus for longer periods, I sit with a much better posture, and I’ve reduced my risk of
longer term injuries because of this.