For many of us, being at work means working in front of a computer all day. How do you feel after a day at work? You have probably already felt stiffness, tingling, fatigue, etc. All these symptoms are often signs that your workstation is not properly adjusted.
According to the Commission de la santé et de la sécurité du travail (CSST), working in front of a computer can generate fatigue, discomfort and also muscular tensions. Eight rules are suggested to adjust your workstation and include the following: ensure your thighs parallel to the floor and your feet are pressed against the floor, create space behind your knees, rest your lower back against your seat, ensure your forearms and elbows are the same height as your keyboard, align your forearms with your hands, and finally, place your screen the same height as your eyes. Don’t hesitate to click on the links below to see illustrations of these suggestions!
In addition to have an ergonomic workstation, it is important to change your work posture by having small breaks or by diversifying your tasks throughout the day. By adopting these changes, you’ll probably notice that many of your aches are reduced at the end of the day.
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To earn 50 ekopoints, analyze how you feel after a day at work. The next day, adjust your workstation and tell us what differences you noticed. Two entries are required.